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Africa’s first fully digital high voltage substation commissioned by GE

Africa’s first fully digital high voltage substation commissioned by GE

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions Business recently commissioned the first ever fully digital high voltage substation on the African continent in Thiès, just outside Dakar in Senegal.
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Grande Côte Opérations in Senegal to receive 13MW of solar power

Grande Côte Opérations (GCO) in Senegal has signed an MoU with CrossBoundary Energy for the construction of a 13MW hybrid solar power station with 8MW battery storage.

AMI transforms utility delivery

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION In response to the Senegalese government requesting improved monitoring of grid efficiency, Senegal’s national electricity company, SENELEC, implemented a grid supervision platform ‘SmartSEN’ in 2018, which involves the development and operation of Advanced...

MyJouleBox secures funding to accelerate renewable needs in Benin

EDFI ElectriFI has invested a total of $2 million split (under the Benin Country Window funded by the European Union) for $600,000 into equity alongside Gaia Impact Fund and for $1.4 million into convertible notes together with Triodos Investment Management.
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Senegal: Food company contracts GreenYellow for solar plant

French renewable energy group GreenYellow announced the signing of a new contract to build the largest self-consumption solar power plant in Senegal for agri-food company Senico.
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African Sanitation Policy Guidelines to streamline sanitation policies

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) has launched the African Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG). The guidelines are to provide the steps towards developing a new policy or updating current sanitation policies and also provide an outline for what should be included in a comprehensive sanitation policy.
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Senegal’s Scaling Solar initiative has commissioned two new plants

ENGIE, Meridiam and FONSIS have commissioned PV power plants as part of the Scaling Solar programme with a total production capacity of 60MW.
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Commentary: Senegal’s gas supply – slowed but still strong

With new gas discoveries and the laws regulating the oil and gas sector, most forecasts predict Senegal will exceed economic expectations.
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USTDA grant to fund feasibility studies for Mozambique and Senegal

US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has allocated a grant of just under $1 million to fund feasibility studies for Mozambique and Senegal large-scale battery storage projects.
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Shifting Senegal’s electricity generation from heavy fuel to gas

The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) has provided $60 million funding to fuel Senegal’s national electrification and gas use ambitions.