• Senegal’s Electricity Sector Regulatory Commission (CRSE) has announced the winner of 60 MW capacity of the 100 MW Scaling Solar tender
  • Engie and Meridiam have together bagged the 60 MW capacity, beating 12 other pre-qualified bidders
  • Winning tariff was $0.0380 per kWh for the plant at Kahone and $0.0398 per kWh for the plant in Touba
  • The project capacity will be developed as part the World Bank Group's Scaling Solar program

Senegal has awarded 60 MW capacity out of a 100 MW PV tender it launched as part of the World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar program. The winners were France’s energy company Engie and investment firm Meridiam, according to Senegal’s Electricity Sector Regulatory Commission (CRSE).

For the solar power plant in Kahone, the winning tariff was $0.0380 per kWh, and for the plant in Touba, it was $0.0398 per kWh. In July 2017, Engie and Meridiam commissioned a 30 MW plant in the country (see 30 MW PV Plant Commissioned In Senegal).

On the Scaling Solar website, the results are announced as a ‘major breakthrough for the program’. It says the prices are approximately 60% lower than the solar contracts previously agreed in Senegal.

For the tender, CRSE had received 28 applications and shortlisted 13 bidders for the request for proposals round (see Senegal Launches RFP For 100 MW Solar). In total, 14 bids were received from eight of the 13 pre-qualified bidders for both locations.

With the World Bank Group’s support, Senegal wants to develop up to 200 MW of solar power capacity.