Power consumers in Senegal will start off 2017 with a boon from the country’s president, Macky Sall. In his New Year’s address to the nation,Sall announced a 10% cut in the price of electricity.

“I am pleased to announce a 10% reduction in the price of electricity from the first two months of 2017, the terms of which will be set by the electricity regulator,” Sall said in his national address. “This reduction will represent a gain of 30 billion CFA (more than 45.7 million euros) in favor of consumers” and it is based on “several achievements” he said. Contributing to those achievements was the commissioning of solar power plants that brought a marked improvement in Senegal’s supply of electricity.

National utility Sénélec put an additional 270 MW of power into service during 2016, more than half of its cumulative capacity in 2015, which was 510 MW.

Source: Alternative Energy Africa


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