Plans by renewable energy company Tenergie to develop 50MW of PV capacity in Senegal have been given the go-ahead by the country’s Ministry of Energy and Mines.
Following this approval, Tenergie will build and operate three solar plants with a combined capacity of 50MW located in Merina Dakhar, Darou Mousty and Taif.
Tenergie has a subsidiary in the country called Tenergie Senegal based in Dakar. The subsidiary has close links with partners who are involved in the development of solar energy in West Africa.
Senegal is an important market for the company and is in line with Tenergie’s international expansion strategy.
Tenergie intends to play a significant role in the restructuring of the energy mix by helping the country to become less dependent on oil and gas. It also aims to help strengthen the Senegalese grid by increasing its electricity generation capacity in geographical areas where the power supply is unreliable.