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Republic of Senegal

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Senegal is a West African country with a land area of almost 197,000 km2 and has an estimated population of about 15 million. Dakar is the capital city and French is the official language.

The main industries of Senegal include food processing, mining, cement, artificial fertilizer, chemicals, textiles, refining imported petroleum and tourism. Exports include fish, chemicals, cotton, fabrics, groundnuts, and calcium phosphate. Senegal is a major recipient of international development assistance. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Japan, France and China. Senegal is part of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Senegal uses more than 35% of its foreign exchange earnings for oil imports, making it highly vulnerable to oil price fluctuations. Access to electricity was 61.7% in 2017. In 2008, Senegal decided to promote the use of other energy sources and has restructured the country’s national energy policy by considering the development of renewable energy as a major focus area. All fossil fuels consumed in the country are imported – in particular the oil products that are used for transport and electricity generation.

Senegal has an average solar insolation of 5.43 kWh/m²/day. The annual theoretical production from photovoltaic systems, standardized per kW peak is estimated as 1,650kWh/kWp/year. There is also significant wind energy potential along Senegal’s coast between Dakar and Saint Louis with an average speed estimated around 4 m/s at 10 meters height. The total potential for large hydro power in Senegal is estimated to be approximately 1,400 MW on the Senegal and Gambia Rivers. Solid biomass (agricultural and agribusiness by-products) and liquid biofuels also have potential in parts of the country.

As of 2018, Senegal had four power stations and others are in the process of being developed. As part of World Bank’s Scaling Solar programme, the government is developing 60 MW of solar power. The aim of the Scaling Solar programme is not only to encourage private companies to invest in solar energy to supply energy to the national electricity grid of the country concerned, but also to ensure the rapid execution of electricity projects, in particular through public-private partnerships. Under this programme, the French energy company, Engie, signed a 25-year power purchase contract with the Senegalese National Electricity Corporation in 2018 to purchase electricity from two solar power stations with a combined capacity of 60 MW. The solar power stations will be located in Kahone, in the Kaolack region, and in Kaël, in the Touba region, both located in western Senegal.

 

NFP Details: 

Mr. Djiby Ndiaye

Director General of the National Agency for Renewable Energy

Tel: +221777400612 (Mob)

djiby.ndiaye@aner.sn / djibyndiayes@hotmail.com

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Vinci Energies to build another 17 MW of solar in Senegal

Article on the French energy project developer, Vinci Energies, which has been awarded a €26.8 million contract to build 10 PV plants totaling 17 MW by Senegal’s state-owned power utility Senelec.

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West African states press ahead with solar corridor

Article on the development of a strategic plan for the delivery of the scheme aiming at taking solar capacity up to 2GW in 2020 and 10GW  by 2030 across a vast swath of West Africa from Senegal to Nigeria.

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Renewable energy powers growth in Senegal

Article on how Senegal made 'increased renewable energy generation' one of the key pillars of its power generation strategy, with a view to achieve universal access to electricity by 2025.

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ENGIE signs 25-year solar deal in Senegal

Article on ENGIE which has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for two solar photovoltaic projects in Senegal. 

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Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Energies Renouvelables (CERER)

Le CERER est un Institut d’Université qui a pour mission : l’étude des phénomènes météorologiques, la recherche et le développement des procédés susceptibles d’utiliser l’énergie solaire ou toute autre énergie dérivant des phénomènes météorologiques, l’étude et le contrôle de la radioactivité de l’air et des précipitations, la centralisation et la diffusion des informations et enfin la formation des chercheurs.

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Agence Sénégalaise d’Électrification Rurale (ASER)

L’ASER a pour but de garantir l’approvisionnement en électricité des populations et des autres consommateurs, dans des conditions de sûreté et de prix compatibles avec la situation économique du pays, mais aussi d’accélérer l’électrification rurale. 

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Ministère du Pétrole et des Energies

Le MPE est chargé de formuler, de coordonner et de définir les objectifs généraux, les politiques, les stratégies et les directives générales pour l'ensemble du secteur de l'énergie et du sous-secteur des énergies renouvelables.

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Création du Fond d’Électrification Rurale (FER)

Le Decret n° 2006-247 du 21 mars 2006 porte sur la création du Fonds d’Electrification rurale (FER) et fixe ses règles d’organisation et de fonctionnement. 

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Plan d'Actions National des Energies Renouvelables (PANER)

Les PANERs sont établis par les Etats membres de la Communauté Economique des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, en conformité avec le modèle qui a été élaboré par le CEREEC. Les PANERs contiennent des données de base sur le statu quo des politiques nationales en matière de dévelopement des énergies renouvelables et propose des objectifs et cibles atteingnables, dont certains indicateurs sont désagrégés par genre, et basés sur les potentiels nationaux et des évaluations socio-économiques.

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Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE)

The PSE, adopted by the government in November 2012, constitutes the main document on social and economic policy in the medium and long-term (2035).

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Investir au Senegal

Ce site offre toutes les informations nécéssaires pour investir au Senegal allant des atouts du pays au cadre juridique et fiscal en passant par la préparation de projets PPP et la création de son entreprise.

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Investment Promotion and Major Works Senegal (APIX)

APIX is a semi-private company of which the State of Senegal is the main shareholder. Its main objective is to promote investment in Senegal, both from local and international companies.

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RECP Scoping Mission Senegal

This report gives a global overview of the country's energy context including the policies in place and the main stakeholders. It identifies gaps and opportunities in the renewable energy markets in Senegal for a further involvement of the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP). 

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Scaling Solar Senegal

This page displays data on the electricity sector in Senegal and lists the projects taking place in the country under the Scaling Solar Programme. 

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Policy Catalogue for Green Mini-Grids in Africa

This report was developed by SE4All and the AfDB Group, it looks at existing policy environments for green mini-grids in Africa including Senegal. 

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Parliamentary Action on Renewable Energy

Report by the Climate Parliament and UNDP which analyses the legal and regulatory framework across several African countries, including Senegal, and suggests recommendations to encourage investment. 

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Power Africa Fact Sheet: Senegal

The USAID-Power Africa Fact Sheet for Senegal provides an overview of the energy sector and the engagement of the programm in the country. 

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Appels d'offres de l'ANER

L'ANER affiche les appels d'offres relatifs aux energies renouvelables directement sur cette page. 

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Appels d'offres de la CRSE

La CRSE affiche les appels d'offres relatifs au secteur de l'électricité directement sur cette page.