World Bank finances 96MW power plant in Senegal

A 96MW project that will provide power to more than one and a half million residents in Senegal is being backed by the World Bank. It is providing financial help […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A 96MW project that will provide power to more than one and a half million residents in Senegal is being backed by the World Bank.

It is providing financial help worth more than $133 million (£79m) for the Tobene Independent Power Project – an oil-fired thermal power plant – in Taiba Ndiaye.

Makhtar Diop, Vice President for the World Bank’s Africa Region said: “This financing is part of a suite of World Bank Group instruments supporting generation, transmission, distribution and rural energy access in Senegal, which is anchored in a strong sector dialogue with the Senegalese Government.”

The World Bank is also helping the nation integrate in the West African Power Pool so it can access other energy sources including gas from Mauritania and hydropower from Guinea, he added.