Seli Hydropower


Welcome to the Seli Hydropower website

Seli Hydropower is the project company responsible for the development, construction and operation of the 143 MW Bumbuna II hydroelectric power project in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone currently suffers from a severe shortage of electricity with fewer than 15% of the population having access to some form of power. The Government of Sierra Leone’s ambition is for 30% of households to have access to electricity, via the national grid, by 2030. 

Bumbuna II is a key part of the Government’s long-term Energy Strategy, as it will add a further 143 MW of power to the country. The project has been designed to deliver firm power through efficient storage and regulation of water, providing a minimum of 80 MW of reliable electricity throughout the year. 

Seli Hydropower is committed to ensuring that project impacts are managed to the highest standards. The company is operating in line with international best practice at all times, including IFC Environmental and Social Performance Standards and EIB Environmental and Social Standards.

Seli Hydropower is owned by Joule Africa. For more information on Joule Africa, please visit