Photovoltaic systems supplier Energy Resources Senegal (ERS) has announced the construction of a 30MW solar photovoltaic power plant, in partnership with Climate Fund Managers (CFM), in the Niakhar district of Senegal.
The plant will be equipped with a battery system capable of storing between 15 megawatt-hours (MWh) and 45 MWh of electricity. Electricity produced by the Niakhar solar park will be fed to Senegal’s national electricity grid, improving access for approximately 150,000 Senegalese.
The two firms will own and operate the power plant jointly after construction works are completed, with CFM serving as the environmental, social and technical advisor throughout the development process.
The Niakhar solar project is part of a series of projects implemented by ERS, which plans to build several more solar photovoltaic plants in the country by 2025. The company currently operates a 20 MW solar power plant in Kahone in the western region of Senegal. The installation, commissioned in 2017, now supplies electricity to 150,000 households.