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The German hybrid solutions provider, DHYBRID, has been selected to supply seven solar PV diesel hybrid systems in remote Senegalese locations with hybrid control and energy storage systems.

The total output capacity is 2MW, the storage capacity 2MWh. The plants will enable Senegal to supply power for very isolated sites and to diversify its energy mix.

DHYBRID has been selected by the French EPC company and main contractor Omexom, the energy brand of the VINCI Energies Group, for these projects because of their scalable technology platform as well as the global track record in hybrid installations.

“Senegal is working towards the continuous expansion of renewable and energy storage systems and we are particularly proud to be part of this transition. That our scalable system has been selected by Senelec and Omexom as their technology platform is a great milestone in the development of DHYBRID,” said DHYBRID CEO, Benedikt Böhm.

According to a company statement, the total project will generate enough power to cover the annual needs of 140,000 people and will avoid atmospheric CO2 emissions amounting up to 19,000 tonnes per year, equivalent to the emissions of a car driven 135 million kilometres. 

It will be part of a €26.8 million ($30 million) investment, financed by the German bank KFW and Senelec, the national electricity company of Senegal, consisting of the hybrid sites and an additional 15MW PV installation.

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The project sites will be spread over four large regions: The Saloum Islands and the Thiès region in the western part of the country and the Tambakounda and Kolda regions in the east.

DHYBRID will supply their proprietary Universal Power Platform (UPP) – a modular and manufacturer independent Energy Management System (EMS) and SCADA solution that will manage, control and monitor the interaction between diesel generators, PV inverter and energy storage system to minimise the electricity costs and CO2 emissions.

In addition to that, the German company will supply containerised Lithium-Ion energy storage systems, automatic generator controllers and the main electricity distribution panels.