Acces To Energy In Rural Areas of Senegal
Bokhol 20 MW grid-connected solar PV project by Greenwish Partners is the first ever solar project activity in Senegal and the first large West African solar IPP.
Bokhol solar plant caters for access to power for 160 000 people of Senegal (ranked 170th in the Human Development Index, with 43% of the population without access to electricity). The project also saves USD 5 million per year on energy spending for the government, since the country runs on CO2-intensive and expensive fuel such as diesel, coal and gas. Greenwish Partners, the project sponsor and pioneer solar energy investor across West Africa, allocates of 2% of project revenues and all carbon credits to local communities. 40% of jobs created are offered to the local communities with priority given to women for jobs and revenue-generating activities, while 45% of the project company is held by Senegalese sovereign & private investors.