Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Senegal targets 70 pct increase in power capacity in 3 years

DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal aims to increase its power generation capacity by over 70 percent in three years as it brings more sources of energy on line to diversify away from a costly diesel and oil-dependent system, the prime minister said on Tuesday. The plan seeks to use a mix of solar, coal, gas and wind energy to bring Senegal’s power production capacity to 1,018 megawatts, up from around 587 megawatts today. Senegal’s population is just over 13 million. …


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