Senegal: Power purchase agreement for Malicounda plant's output signed
(Ecofin Agency) - Developers of the Malicounda thermal power plant and Senelec, Senegal’s power utility, signed an agreement for the purchase of electricity produced by the plant. “The signing of this agreement is an important step forward in the production plan through the development of a 120 MW combined-cycle plant in Malicounda”, said Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé (photo), Senelec’s head.
The facility will be set up by Africa 50 and Melec PowerGen, a subsidiary of the Lebanese company Matelec. It will be located 85km from Dakar and will run both on fuel and natural gas.
Senegal, which currently has an installed capacity of 1,000 MW for an electrification rate of 56.5%, wants to increase its production while cutting energy cost.
Gwladys Johnson Akinocho