This is the second largest operational Solar PV plant to date in West Africa, connected to the national grid. Supplying more than 50,000 people with green electricity. The plant helps to reduce the country dependence on fossil fuel and contributes to saving governmental energy spending.
These solar panels will cover the electricity needs of an equivalent of 225,000 people at a more competitive price than fossil fuel energy. This plant confirms the dynamic of diversification of the Senegalese energy mix, which until then had remained largely dependent on fossil fuels (90% of the mix).
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.