Senegal

Senegal

First power from first West African wind farm

Lekela has delivered first power to the grid from its 158.7MW Taiba N'Diaye project in Senegal, the west African country's first utility-scale wind farm.

When completed, Taiba N’Diaye will consist of 46 of Vestas' V126-3.45MW turbines
When completed, Taiba N’Diaye will consist of 46 of Vestas' V126-3.45MW turbines

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"Nearly all" of the project’s 46 Vestas V126-3.45MW turbines have now been installed and the wind farm’s substation has been completed and energised, developer Lekela stated.

The remaining turbines will be installed by the end of the year, with full project commissioning to follow in 2020.

Lekela, a subsidiary of investment firm Actis and a Mainstream Renewable Power-led consortium, acquired the rights for the site in June 2016, and reached financial close in July 2018.

When fully commissioned, Taiba N’Diaye will increase Senegal’s generation capacity by 15%.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has predicted Senegal could have 750MW of wind power capacity installed by 2030.

158.7MW Taiba N'Diaye Taiba N'Diaye (158.7MW) OnshoreThies, Thiès Region, Senegal, Middle East & Africa Click to see full details

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