Senegal will soon have two new solar energy plants. This will bring eight photovoltaic installations to eight. This work is the result of a partnership between Fonsis, Meridiam and Engie. Indeed, these three structures, within the framework of Scaling Solar, decided by joint agreement to build two power stations in Kaél (Mbacké section) and Kahone (Kaolack section) with a total of 60 Mwc.
Shareholders signed the electricity purchase agreement with Senelec on Tuesday the price of the kilowatt is sold at less than 25 CFA francs.
According to Ibrahima Kane, the Managing Director of Fonsis, this project, estimated at 35 billion CFA francs, will be initiated by the Senegal State, which will come with Ifc Advisory, the World Bank and Ifc consultation branch. The project that said, it continues, "is an integral part of the vision promoted by its Excellent President of the Republic, Macky Sall, for the development of the energy sector under the Senegal Emergent Scheme (PSE) ".
The Fonsis, informing Ibrahima Kane, was associated with this initiative by the Energy Minister in line with his colleague of Economy, Finance and Planning in a new development model.
In this sense, he says that the Civil Cyanogenic Fund has been designated as a successful investor and bidder partner with the mission of anticipating development. "As such, we created companies and took part in financing the initial studies before opening the capital to the final contractors, the Engie and Meridiam consortium companies, following a call for Commission-led tenders, regulation of the electricity sector ", ends the Managing Director of Fonsis, who has failed to swell the partnership between its structure and Senelec.
On his behalf, the Director General of Senelec will say that this project strengthens Senegal in its leading position in terms of energy mix. "If we combine hydro and solar, we are not far from 22% productive in our park," said Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé.
According to Karim Ndiaye, Managing Director of Kaél S.A and Kahone S.A, the Sgorio Solar project will supply almost 600,000 homes at a very competitive price. The President of the Crse remembers that his tender structure was the tender that led to the choice of Meridiam-Engie consortium that gave the best offer.
The startup of the installation for both plants has been scheduled for the start of 2019.