Senegal: Renewable Readiness Assessment 2012


International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
31 December 2012

This report identifies four key actions that the Government of Senegal should undertake to stimulate the deployment of renewable energy in the country: (1) detail a comprehensive strategy for mapping renewable energy potentials in key areas, including techno-economic feasibility; (2) facilitate grid integration of electricity generated from renewable sources by enacting the Renewable Energy Law, implementing decrees that provide the necessary conditions, guidelines and tariffs to incorporate renewable-based electricity to the grid; (3) consider restructuring the institutional, legal and regulatory framework for utilizing land for biofuels production and adapt the rules of intervention of the regulator in off-grid small-scale renewable energy projects; and (4) identify the conditions needed to increase private sector involvement, especially for operation and maintenance, in the renewable energy sector.