Senegal’s First Utility-Scale Wind Farm Provides Big Lift for Local Communities

(Left to right) U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, Tulinabo Salama Mushingi; USAID Senegal Mission Director, Peter Trenchard; and Lekela Senegal CEO, Massaer Cisse, inspect the turbines at Taiba N’Diaye during the first phase inauguration in December 2019. Photo: USAID

“We look to have a lasting impact on the local people,” says Massaer Cisse, Lekela’s General Manager for Senegal. “This is a crucial aspect of our strategy.”

Lekela Power, project developer of the Taiba N’Diaye Wind Farm, built 20 miles of feeder roads to connect 36 villages and allow mango fields to be co-located with the wind farm. Photo: USAID
Enjoying the view during the inauguration of the first phase of the Taiba N’Diaye Wind Farm in December 2019. Photo: USAID
  1. In 2019, OPIC and USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA) combined to create the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).

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