ENGIE will study the deployment of solar energy for 11,000 homes in Dakar.

ENGIE announced Wednesday that it has signed off on a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to spur the deployment of renewable energy within the country.

The first part of this agreement involves the development of solar energy for individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing. The aim of this measure is to study the initial deployment of these solutions to 11,000 homes in the city of Dakar and its suburbs. The main focus will be on photovoltaic solar panels for the production of electricity and solar water-heaters for the production of hot water.

As part of the deal, ENGIE also committed to market energy performance contracts (EPC) to industrial operators and the tertiary sector in large urban communities in Senegal.
The final piece of the partnership also involves ENGIE’s participation in an industrial cluster to promote renewable energies, due in large part to professional training sessions.

Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO, said: “ENGIE is aiming to use its technical experience and financial capacity to support Senegal’s energy policy, in close partnership with local stakeholders. The agreement we have signed today reflects our desire to be a major stakeholder in renewable energies and services in Africa and to solve the huge energy supply problems found on the continent.”