Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN) is Senegal’s first large scale wind energy project and a critical part of the government’s “Plan Senegal Emergent”.
Conceived as an idea in 2007, it will provide 158.7 megawatts of clean, reliable power to Senegal’s electricity grid. This is a 15% increase in electricity generation capacity for the country, providing power for over 2 million people.
Built near the Taiba N’Diaye community, the wind farm will create 600 employment opportunities during the peak of its construction phase.
PETN is designed to generate electricity for at least 20 years through its 46 wind turbines. During that time, up to $20 million will be invested by PETN in wider socio-economic projects for Taiba N’Diaye.
The project is one of several being built by Lekela. Founded in 2015, it specialises in delivering utility-scale renewable energy to communities across Africa.
As well as Taiba N’Diaye, Lekela is building wind farms in Ghana, South Africa and Egypt. Each of these wind farms is built on the same principles – delivering clean power, while investing in the local community to improve education, enterprise and the environment.