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PV systems installed in all hospitals in Cabo Verde

PV systems installed in Agostinho Neto Central Hospital in Praia

Finalized in 2018, the project Distributed Solar Energy Systems, funded by the World Bank through the Small Island Develoing States (SIDS) fund, has installed solar energy production capacity in all regional and central hospitals in the country. The project will contribute to reduce the financial resources spend by the hospitals in electricity, thus contributing to improve the medical service provided to the users. The project also contributes to increase the sustanability of the energy sector in the country, as it reduces the energy demand in a country still dominated by the high dependency on fuel imports for energy production.

Starts construction of the 158.7MW Taïba N'diaye wind farm in Senegal

Eiffage Energía wind project in Senegal

The construction of the 158.7MW Taïba N'diaye wind farm in Senegal started in January 2019. The wind farm will be located in the Tivaouane Region, approximately 70km northwest of Dakar. The company Eiffage Energía in collaboration with Vestas will build the wind farm. Once operational, it will be the second large wind farm in ECOWAS region and will provide electricity to about 150,000 households.

Open Request for Expressions of Interest for a 10MW Wind IPP project in Cabo Verde


The National Direction of Industry, Commerce and Energy (DNICE) opened in December 2018 a period of Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) that will finalize y January 30th, 2019. The REOI is the formal invitation to applicants to be considered for the evaluation for qualification of bidders to participate in the procurement process for an IPP project (Independent Power Producer) for a 10MW wind power plant in Santiago island, Cabo Verde.