New transmission interconnections in Guinea facilitate 120MW import from Senegal

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  • Senegal will now export 120MW to Guinea.
  • The power import is made possible by the an interconnected network as part of the Organization for the Development of the Gambia River Basin (OMVG) project.
  • The new OMVG line is one of two major networks which are now interconnected at Linsan in Guinea as part of a broader reach and increased transmission capacity for the West African Power Pool.  

The second line, the Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) Electricity Networks Interconnection project involves the construction of a 1,357-km-long double circuit high voltage (225 kV) line to connect the national networks of the four countries.

The OMGV Project aims to increase access to electricity in The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal. The project’s two main components include the construction of the Sambangalou and Kaleta hydroelectric dams and a cross-border transmission line connecting the four countries.

Guinea’s new PPA with Senegal is projected to be three times more cost-effective than operating the Turkish thermal power ship previously utilised off the coast of Guinea. The ship cost US$4 million per month and had a capacity of 115 MW. The move also presents a reduction in carbon emissions.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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