Transport of electricity: the OMVS wants to extend its network by 2025
The Organization for the development of the Senegal River (OMVS) account wear its network of interconnected energy transportation and distribution of 1,700 km to 4,000 kilometers to the Horizon 2025. In addition to his books of first generation (Diama and Manantali), the OMVS table on the end of the work of other dams in Guinea (Koukoutamba 297 MW and Boureya 114 MW) and Mali (Gouina 140 MW and Gourbassi 18 MW) to achieve such a goal.
These various projects will generate, in the medium term, 826 additional MW of hydroelectricity.
With these achievements and ongoing projects (Manantali 2), the network of interconnected energy transportation and distribution of the OMVS will be almost tripled.
The common energy policy developed by the Organization should help to reduce the energy deficit of its member countries (Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea), and allow him to export of the energy in the sub-region.
The overall cost of the project Manantali energy is of EUR 335 million (hydroelectric power plant, lines and positions high voltage on Mali, Mauritania and Senegal). It has been achieved between 1998 and 2002 and its beginning of commercial exploitation goes back in 2002. The installed power is 200 MW for 5 groups, producible an annual average of 807 Gwh, 16 posts High Voltage, 1,700 kilometers.
The OMVS also account on the hydro-electric complex of the dam of Félou which has cost 125 million euros. Located in Mali, approximately 200 km downstream of the dam of Manantali and approximately 4 km from the high voltage station of Kayes-Médine (RIMA), this dam was built in 2009 and put into service in 2013. Its power is 60 MW for an annual production capacity of 320-350 GWh. The achievement of this work has been funded by the (European Investment Bank (EIB)Ar, the IDA and the management company of Manantali (Sogem).
According to a senior official of the OMVS, 2002 to 2016, the electrical system of the Sogem, with its two hydroelectric plants (Manantali and Félou) and the interconnection of electric power networks has contributed to the improvement of the quality and the continuity of the supply of electricity in Mali (40 to 50% of electricity needs), Mauritania (20 to 30%) and Senegal (10 to 12%).