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AFRELEC: Lekela to install 175 MWh of battery storage at Senegal’s Taiba N’Diaye wind farm

Africa-focused independent power producer (IPP) Lekela Power has chosen Denmark’s DNV to carry out a feasibility study for an electricity storage project at Senegal's 158.7-MW Taiba N’Diaye wind farm.

Lekela, owned by UK investment fund Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power, plans to build a system capable of storing 40 MW of power, featuring batteries housed in 45 40-foot (21m) shipping containers.

The storage system will provide 175 MWh of electricity, enough to stabilise the grid of the Senegalese utility Senelec.

The DNV study will be funded by a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).