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Senegal builds coal bridge to gas-fired power

Senegal plans to use coal-fired power as a stopgap until its offshore gas fields come online Senegal plans to use coal-fired power as a stopgap until its offshore gas fields come online.
By Felix Janvrin and Leigh Elston 23 February 2018 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 29706
The Djéno gas-fired power station in Congo-Brazzaville. (Eni)

Senegal plans to increase the role of gas in its power mix, but it is turning to coal-fired power while it waits for its offshore gas fields to come online

State-owned utility Senelec will inaugurate a 125 MW coal-fired plant in Sendou next month that, once operational, will be Senegal’s largest independent power producer (IPP) project. 

Senelec Chief Executive Mouhamadou Makhtar Cissé told Interfax Natural Gas Daily the plant will be converted once some 1.50 trillion cubic metres of domestic gas resources begin to...

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