January 12 (SeeNews) - French utility Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) said on Wednesday it has entered into a renewable energy partnership with the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, also known as ANER.
As part of the new alliance, Engie and ANER will study the initial deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and solar water-heaters for about 11,000 households in the city of Dakar and its suburbs. They will also seek financing for the project.
Also, Engie has committed to market energy performance contracts (EPC) to industrial operators and the tertiary sector in large urban communities in the country. It says that this will help reduce sites’ energy consumption and balance the local electrical system.
In addition, the French company will take part in an industrial cluster to promote renewables through professional training actions and by bolstering the local industrial network.
In Senegal, Engie is involved in the 30-MW Senergy solar project in the town of Santiou Mekhee, which is expected to enter into service this year.