Omexom is building eight photovoltaic solar power plants

Supporting the energy transition in Senegal

In Senegal, after building the Bokhol solar power plant (photo) in 2017, Omexom rose to the challenge of building and handing over eight photovoltaic solar power plants with a combined capacity of 17 MW in just 10 months. The plants, spread across four large regions in the eastern and western parts of the country, will generate power equivalent to the annual consumption of 140,000 people and avoid discharging nearly 19,000 tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere every year. The solar panels are supplemented by generator sets and batteries that offset intermittent solar generation and thus ensure continuous power supply. Financed by the German KFW bank and Senelec (Société d’électricité du Sénégal), the project investment came to €26.8 million.