• Africa, Senegal
  • 158 MW Onshore Wind
  • In Construction
  • Developed by:

    Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Total MWs:

    158

  • Technology Supplier:

    Vestas 3.45MW turbines

  • Project Owners:

    Lekela Power consortium

  • Commercial Operation Date:

    Expected Q3, 2019

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 will create 600 employment opportunities during the peak of its construction phase.
 
The project reached financial close in July 2018 and the project is now in construction with Vestas, supplying 46 of its 3.45MW turbines, and contracted for the EPC works.  In 2020, the first phase of the wind farm, 50 MW was officially inaugurated by the Senegalese Head of State, His Excellency Macky Sall.
 
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.
 
In June 2016, Mainstream's Lekela announced the acquisition of co-development rights and sole rights to invest in the 158MW Taiba Ndiaye wind project in Senegal.

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