The 60MW Kounoune
diesel power plant,
in Senegal
 
Dakar, Senegal — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 24 August 2011 – The government of the West African state of Senegal says it is building and planning to build power plants to boost electricity capacity by as much as 1,288 megawatts, the newspaper Le Soleil reports.      

Citing Sedina Kane, the director general of the state-owned utility Senelec, the newspaper said the projects included a proposed 500MW plant to be built by an unidentified Chinese company, and a planned 250MW plant.

Power outages caused by fuel shortages are reported to be ending next month as the government secures enough gasoline to meet demand, and as power plants producing 150MW start operating, it added.