The United States has been working on clean energy and actively supporting the cause. It has been working relentlessly on the goal to be 100 percent sustainable as most of the European countries as doing the same and exceeding at a rapid rate.
The United States, however, is not just thinking for itself, it has decided to share its innovation in the field of clean energy with the underdeveloped nations. Starting from helping Sierra Leone, a country to the Southwest coast of west Africa. Today, 9th September 2019, the United States Embassy in Freetown, is expected to announce the launch of a feasibility study that could bring clean power to thousands of people in Sierra Leone. U.S. Government, through the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), will fund a grant for the feasibility study, which will be carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Sierra Leone, and conducted by the U.S. based, WindGen Power USA Inc. (WindGen). Widget is a leading solar mini-grid company in Africa. The USTDA grant of US $858,845 will provide the Sierra Leone Ministry of Energy with the technical, economic, financial, environmental, and social information necessary to implement approximately forty (40) mini-grids for communities and approximately five (5) mini-grids for commercial and industrial facilities, such as small factories, fisheries, and agricultural operations (Project).
On September 9th, 2019 from 1400-1500 GMT, the U.S. Ambassador Maria E. Brewer will host an event to announce the feasibility study and partnership. Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy – Alhaji Kanja Sesay, will speak at the event. Mr. Joe Harrington of WindGen and Ms. Clare Sierawski of USTDA are also expected to deliver some words. This step by the United States clearly states that it is doing its part in making the world a better place and putting in it’s best efforts to do so.