Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN) is Senegal’s first large scale wind energy project and a critical part of the government’s “Plan Senegal Emergent”.
The plant provides 158.7 megawatts of clean electricity to Senegal’s grid.
This is a 15% increase in electricity generation
capacity for the country, providing green electricity for over 2 million people.
It will also help to reduce the cost of electricity generation in Senegal. PETN will be one of the lowest cost producers of electricity in the country
The wind farm is designed to
generate electricity for at least 20 years through its 46 wind turbines. During that time, up to $20 million will be invested by the project in wider socio-economic projects for Taiba N’Diaye.
PETN is a project owned by Lekela, which also builds wind farms in other African communities including Ghana, South Africa and Egypt. As well as clean electricity, each Lekela project invests in a programme of activities to improve education, enterprise and the environment in the local community.
These projects focus on creating sustainable livelihoods. They include making improvements to local agriculture, providing vocational training and opportunities for young members of the community and improving local infrastructure
Senelec (national electricity company) buys kWh of thermal power plants 40% more expensive than the kWh of wind power plants.
The project helps to reduce the electricity bill of Senegalese households.
The plant was build through advanced technology transfer from industrialized countries.
This project is the largest windfarm in West Africa.
PETN used the local workforce to build the plant
The wind farm had created over 600 employment opportunities during the peak of its construction phase.
Aorund 70% of Senegal’s energy production comes from fossil fuels.
The project helps to reduce the gap between fossil fuels and renewable energy.
PETN rebuild the Mbayenne marketplace. It is now a clean, shaded space in which Taiba’s vendors can sell fresh and other produce. The improved working conditions ensure better wellbeing for vendors and customers alike.
PETN is building a brand new IT centre for schoolchildren at Le Lycée de Taiba Ndiaye. Once built, the 1,500 students at Le Lycée will have access to fast, modern computers, giving them the chance to learn and build their own digital futures
PETN has built over 700 desks and benches for schools in the area. The desks have been manufactured with wood recycled from the shipment crates used to transport components to the wind farm during construction, preventing the materials from going to waste
Certification : UNFCCC VCS conversion underway
Project ID : 5846
Registered on : 29/02/2012
Emissions reduction 90,000 tCO2 / year