Dakar – 5 July 2023
Renpower Senegal – 4th edition – Taking Big Steps Toward Realizing its Renewable Energy Potential & Energy Transition
Senegal Minister of Energy H.E. Aissatou Sophie Gladima stated at the COP27 that Senegal intends to decarbonize through renewables and cleaner gas-to-power transitions, adding that the country’s current electricity needs will serve as a catalyst for renewable generation going forward.
The expected growth in energy demand in Senegal, combined with the intensification of decarbonization efforts on all fronts will stimulate the development of renewables, particularly solar as technological progress continues to drive down the cost of this energy source. To achieve its target of carbon neutrality by 2050, the country will continue its energy transition journey promoting solar and wind, cogeneration and biomethane. The evolving strategy also envisions long-term green hydrogen plans, promoting incentive schemes for private sector involvement.
Investors are turning their eyes to the country’s solar and wind potential, building on the success of the country’s landmark 158MW Taiba N’Diaye wind project and the kick-off of solar plant Senergy 2 – so far largest solar power plant in West Africa. Phase 1 of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas project is slated for 2024, reflecting the new emphasis on gas-to-power.
As Senegal wants to provide its population with permanent access to electricity by 2025, decentralized energy solutions for remote areas will remain a main goal. What’s next after the completion of the government’s ASER300? Bringing electricity to 17 million people leaving in rural areas requires to scale up mini-grids deployment, which includes PV modules, inverters, storage, and cooling systems. Not to mention the persistent grow in C&I solar which relies on cutting-edge technologies.
As Senegal has recently validated the National Strategy for the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, the country also confirms its target of reducing GHG emissions by at least 23% and increasing renewable energy to 30% of the country’s energy mix by 2030. As carbon credits market is gaining momentum, could Senegal further benefit from this initiative as an opportunity to unlock financial resources for its energy transition process and renewable energy ambitions?
Join us at RENPOWER SENEGAL 2023 – the 4th annual edition.
Be part of the conversation, network and learn about the latest developments and business opportunities ahead.
Date: 5 July 2023
Time: 09:00 – 18:00
Venue: Dakar, Senegal (in-person)
Featuring 20+ speakers and experts, the program is spread over 4 sessions covering timely topics such as:
- Driving Senegal’s energy access goals and transition to clean energy: next steps, challenges and opportunities
- Matching cutting edge technology supply with the country needs – A field of opportunities for Solar, wind, cogeneration, gas-to-power and green hydrogen
- Keeping the power on: decentralized power, off-grid, storage, C&I, digital innovation and energy efficiency
- Financing Senegal’s power market expansion, energy mix diversification, clean tech implementation and private sector investments
This business development platform will be a not-to-be-missed market place for the whole value chain and stakeholders already involved or looking to the country.
Attending: Key stakeholders including representatives from the government, International Finance Institutions (IFIs), policy makers, international and local developers, EPC contractors, independent power producers, engineering, legal and advisory services, manufacturers, banking and private equity entities.
Agenda and registration – The detailed agenda, speaker line-up and registration form will be available upon your written inquiry. Early bird conditions are currently applied so make sure to take advantage.
For more information, please contact:
+32 2 662 16 12