ENGIE sign agreement for development of renewables in Senegal

Dakar IndependanceLa place de l'Independance a Dakar, Senegal. (Image source: mostroneddo/commons)ENGIE have been selected for the Dakar TER project in partnership with Thales for the design and production of infrastructures and systems, with a contract worth around 225mn euros

ENGIE, the world energy actor, announced on 11 January in Dakar, that the the signature of a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country.

The agreement involves a number of parts. The first part involves the development of solar energy for individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing. This development will initially reach 11,000 households in Dakar and its suburbs. This will be focused on photovoltaic solar panels for the production of electricity and solar water-heaters for the production of hot water. In partnership with ANER, ENGIE will look in financing solutions for the equipment to facilitate this deployment. 

ENGIE will also commit to market energy performance contracts (EPC) to industrial operators and the tertiary sector in large urban communities in Senegal. 

In Senegal, ENGIE has been selected for the Dakar TER project in partnership with Thales for the design and production of infrastructures and systems, with a contract amounting to 225 million euros. The Group is also involved in the Senergy project, a 30 MW photovoltaic power station in the town of Santiou Mekhé, scheduled for commissioning in 2017. 

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