The project concerns the development of a hybrid power project consisting of a 30MW ground-based photovoltaic (PV) power generation plant and a 15MW/45MWh Battery Energy Storage System in Senegal.

Our Development Partner

Energy Resources Senegal SA (“ERS”)

We Invest

USD 1.48 million

Development Fund Contracted

Estimated Project Impact

55 GWh of power produced

37 000 tCO2eq/year of emissions avoided

275 jobs created

150 000 people served

Funding Rationale

  • The Project will be the first of its kind in Senegal. With a successful track record of IPPs in the sector and the support of the Government of Senegal, this project will set an important precedent for further hybrid power plant opportunities on the African continent.

Contract signature date

30 September 2020

Expected commercial operations date






Business Model



Solar and Storage

Environmental & Social Category



Renewable Energy & Energy Storage

E&S Context

The Project has been classified as Category B+ in terms of environmental and social (“E&S”) impacts and risks which is equivalent to International Finance Corporation (IFC) Category B. Adverse E&S impacts are limited and effective mitigation measures in line with international standards are available. IFC Performance Standards (PS) 1-6 are applicable to the Project. There are no indigenous peoples (IFC PS7) in the project area of influence and IFC PS8 (cultural heritage) is not triggered beyond the standard requirement for ‘chance find’ procedures. The main E&S impacts and risks relate to economic displacement and livelihood impacts. Land acquired for the Project is used for agriculture by members of the local communities based on a customary land tenure system. An ESIA to Senegalese legislative requirements has been prepared and a number of supplementary specialist studies conducted in line with IFC Performance Standards. An ESMP and a community development programme has been prepared and dedicated community liaison is ongoing. The Project is also preparing a Livelihood Restoration Plan to be implemented once construction commences.

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