SENELEC signs CAE with Infinity Power

Infinity Power has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the National Electricity Company of Senegal (Senelec) to build an electricity storage system for the Taïba N’Diaye wind farm in the Thiès region of western Senegal. This project, which follows the acquisition of Lekela Power by Infinity Power, will store up to 40 MW of electricity and optimize the use of wind energy while providing ancillary services such as frequency regulation.

The storage batteries, with a combined capacity of 175 MWh, will be deployed in 45 40-foot shipping containers. Installation is expected to begin in 2024 and commissioning in 2025, and will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by approximately 37,000 tons per year.

The Taïba N’Diaye wind farm is currently the largest wind farm in West Africa, with a capacity of 158.7 MW, installed by Vestas Wind Systems. It represents 15% of Senegal’s installed electrical capacity and can supply 2 million people while reducing emissions by 300,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year. This electricity storage project will help further optimize the use of wind energy in the region, thereby strengthening Senegal’s energy sector.

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