Approximately 80% of Senegal energy demand is currently met with fossil fuel Méouane project directly contributes to diversify the energy mix and reduce the country dependence on fossil fuel. Because of the country reliance on fossil fuel, costs of production in Senegal, and price, have remained among the highest in the region.
This is enabling solar power to be more competitive than the current mix.
This large scale power plant is located on a 62-hectare site, and is strengthening the attractiveness of the country for companies in the photovoltaic sector.
Meridiam was founded in 2005. The firm is specialized in developing, financing and managing long-term public infrastructure projects. All of their projects share the same mission : delivering sustainable and resilient infrastructure that improves people’s quality of life over the long term. Their projects contribute concretely to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular : combating climate change, building resilient infrastructure and ensuring access to clean and affordable energy for all.