• Africa, Senegal
  • 158 MW Onshore Wind
  • Assets Owned and Operated
  • Developed by:

    Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Total MWs:

    158

  • Technology Supplier:

    Vestas 3.45 MW turbines

  • Project Owners:

    Lekela Power

  • Commercial Operation Date:

    December 2020

Overview

The Taiba N'Diaye wind farm in west Africa will provide a 15% increase in electricity generation capacity for the country, providing power for over 2 million people.  Built near the Taiba N’Diaye community, the wind farm created 600 employment opportunities during the peak of its construction phase.
 
The project reached financial close in July 2018 and construction commenced with Vestas, supplying 46 of its 3.45 MW turbines, and contracted for the EPC works.  In February 2020, the first phase of the wind farm, 50 MW was officially inaugurated by the Senegalese Head of State, His Excellency Macky Sall.  In December 2020, the project reached full commercial operation.
 
Vestas has also signed a 20-year service and availability Agreement for the turbine maintenance.  Lekela has a PPA with the local grid system operator, Senelec.

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