Work begins on the Cap des Biches thermal power plant in Senegal
Senegal continues with its goal of universal access to energy with electricity generation projects. After the renewable it is the thermoelectricity that is this time in the spotlight.
In Senegal, the Minister of Oil and Energy, Sophie Gladima (pictured), launched the construction of the Cap des Biches thermal power plant in the department of Rufisque. The 300 MW infrastructure is fully financed by local investors from the 100% Senegalese West African Energy consortium led by former Energy Minister Samuel Sarr.
Its cost is estimated at 220 billion CFA francs ($396 million). The Turkish company ‘Alik Enerji’ and the American group General Electric have obtained the completion of the work. These will last 28 months. The project also includes the installation of a 225 kV and 90 kV line to connect the plant to the interconnected network. Its production will be transferred to the national electricity grid at a cost of 56.65 Fcfa/kWh ($0.10/kWh).
The construction of infrastructure is part of the country’s energy policy, which aims to increase the availability of reliable energy at a lower cost in order to stimulate investment by Senegalese private companies.
Source: Agence Ecofin