DHYBRID to supply control and energy storage solution for seven hybrid plants in Senegal
Munich/Germany: The German hybrid specialist DHYBRID will supply seven PV-diesel hybrid systems in remote Senegalese locations with sophisticated hybrid control and energy storage systems. The total output capacity is 2 MW, the storage capacity 2 MWh. The plants will enable Senegal to supply power for very isolated sites and to diversify its energy mix.
DHYBRID has been selected by the French EPC company and main contractor Omexom, the energy brand of the VINCI Energies Group, for these prestigious projects because of their scalable technology platform as well as the global track record in hybrid installations.
The total project will generate enough power to cover the annual needs of 140,000 people and will avoid atmospheric CO2 emissions amounting up to 19,000 tonnes per year, equivalent to the emissions of a car driven 135 million kilometres. It will be part of a €26.8 million investment, financed by the German bank KFW and Senelec, the national electricity company of Senegal, consisting of the hybrid sites and an additional 15 MW PV-installation.
The project sites will be spread over four large regions: The Saloum Islands and the Thiès region in the western part of the country and the Tambakounda and Kolda regions in the east. DHYBRID will supply their proprietary Universal Power Platform (UPP) – a modular and manufacturer independent Energy Management System (EMS) and SCADA solution that will manage, control and monitor the interaction between diesel generators, PV inverter and energy storage system to minimize the electricity costs and CO2 emissions. In addition to that, the German company will supply containerized Lithium-Ion energy storage systems, automatic generator controllers and the main electricity distribution panels.
“Senegal is working towards the continuous expansion of renewable and energy storage systems and we are particularly proud to be part of this transition. That our scalable system has been selected by Senelec and Omexom as their technology platform is a great milestone in the development of DHYBRID.” says DHYBRID CEO Benedikt Böhm.
DHYBRID is a specialized international solution provider of renewable and hybrid energy systems for industry, utilities and islands with headquarters in Munich, Germany. The company offers turn-key solutions and individualized control systems for hybrid energy projects. We combine conventional energy supply, like diesel generators or instable utility grids, with renewable energy systems and storage technology – perfectly controlled and comprehensively visualized.
With today’s global energy sector undergoing constant change, Omexom works with its clients to deliver on the promise of the energy transition. Omexom’s solution targets those who produce, transform and transport electricity, including local authorities. Omexom thus helps energy producers, grid operators and territories fulfill their missions whilst simultaneously navigating the evolving landscape. Omexom’s expertise in the field of power grids allows us to anticipate the impact of renewable energies. We then work to develop storage solutions, make smarter infrastructures and meet new consumption trends. As a system integrator, we assess the individual needs of every customer, before selecting the best solution specifically for them. Omexom remains totally independent when it comes to integrating technological options. Located in 32 countries on five continents, from rural to major urban areas, Omexom helps promote access to electricity, ensure security of supply and develop sustainable energy.