Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN)


Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN), was officially inaugurated at the beginning of 2020. The project, carried out by Lekela, is a major achievement for Senelec, Senegal's national electricity company.

Since December 2019, PETN provided 50MW to the Senelec grid thanks to the installation of 16 wind turbines. These, among the largest in the world, each peak at almost 180 m in height, the equivalent of a 60-storey building. The upcoming second phase of construction will see PETN generate an additional 50MW. The third and final production phase will bring the number of turbines to 46 and provide Senelec with 158.7MW of clean energy.

This plant illustrates the benefits that the State of Senegal can derive from intelligent public-private partnerships. The project provides 15% additional energy capacity in the near future, representing half of the renewable energy available in Senegal. PETN will reduce the country's dependence on oil and its fluctuating costs

PETN will provide more than 450,000 MWh of electricity per year to more than two million people. This will help to avoid the release of 300,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. The project is part of the “Plan Senegal Emergent”, the government's programme to accelerate economic development.

Hundreds of jobs were created during the construction phase, many of them at the local level. Young people was trained in new trades, a 20-year local social investment programme has been put in place and many achievements have already been made.

It also considers a social programme in the areas surrounding the wind farm, and it involves a series of activities to improve education, enterprise and the environment for the local communities. 34 km of track accessible to farmers was built, enabling them to transport their produce much more easily. In addition, two markets, a pilot farm and a fully equipped IT centre connected to the internet at the Taïba Ndiaye High school was also been built. Finally, a library and a municipal stadium were rehabilitated as part of this programme.

Official project site: taibaeolien

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  • Windpower grid-connected (on and off-shore)