125 MW wind farm in Senegal

28 September 2009

An ambitious wind farm power generation project will shortly be seeing the light of day at the Taïba Ndiaye site in Senegal.

The station will produce 125 Megawatts (MW), 15 percent of the electricity consumed in Senegal, with the cost of the project estimated at 200 million Euros.

While the date for the start of the work is not yet known, the project has been given the green light by the Senegalese authorities.

This will accordingly be the first wind farm in West Africa with financial returns estimated at 50 million FCFA (about 111,200 USD) per year.

The aim is to cover the country’s future energy needs while promoting sustained development and local energy sources.

Other similar projects are also currently under development across Senegal. Professor Abdoul Cader Bèye, teacher and researcher at the regional university centre of Bambey, has just announced a project for the establishment of the first pilot plant for the production of solar energy.<br/>

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