Senegal installed capacity

Senegal pushes forward with renewable energy and gas projects, in search of HFO phase-out

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Issue 505 - 09 May 2024 - By Marc Howard | 6 minute read

Recently-elected President Faye has vowed to boost on-grid renewable energy capacity and phase out the use of expensive liquid fuels for power generation. Analysis from African Energy Live Data shows this is a continuation of a trend set by his predecessor Macky Sall. However, the phasing out of HFO also relies on the country tapping into its substantial gas reserves and Faye’s pledge to renegotiate hydrocarbons contracts makes some nervous.

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