June 1 (Renewables Now) - Africa-focused renewable power producer Lekela today said it has appointed general manager for Senegal as it moves towards financial close of its 158.7-MW Taiba N'Diaye wind project in the country.
The firm has hired Massaer Cisse, who previously was a director at Deloitte, Senegal, to manage the wind farm project as it reaches financial close, starts construction and begins operation. Cisse will also be tasked with maintaining relations with local stakeholders, including the government and Senelec, as well as assisting Lekela's business development in the region.
Taiba N'Diaye is Senegal's first utility-scale wind farm and will increase the country's generation capacity by 15%, Lekela says. The company is a 60/40 joint venture between Actis and a consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power.