Taiba Wind Farm is 158MW renewable power plant being built about 90mn from Dakar near the Taiba N’Diaye community. It is Senegal’s first large scale wind energy project. The project is one of several being built across Africa by renewable power generation company, Lekela. The project is expected to be completed in 2020, but engagement and local benefits have been part of the project’s efforts from early on. The project began deploying a broader socio-economic program in the Taiba N’Diaye area during the pre-construction phase with an aim to create sustainable livelihoods in the local community. Projects to improve local agriculture, provide vocational training opportunities, refurbish or build local infrastructure such as a local marketplace identified as the priority by the Taiba Women’s Association and IT center for local schoolchildren. These activities are the start of a 20-year program through which Lekela will invest up to $20 million over the life of the wind farm. More information about the the project.
Date: Thursday, 20 June, 2019
Time: 9am-3pm (tbc)