In 2023, in partnership with IRENA and GIZ, the Senegal Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) will implement a training programme to build capacity in long-term energy planning among the public institutions of Senegal’s energy sector. Using IRENA’s SPLAT-MESSAGE model for power system capacity expansion planning, the programme will provide in-depth training on scenario development, and provide a platform to enhance institutional capacity to own and implement long-term national plans. The programme will include the creation of a national working team, further development of the SPLAT-Senegal national model, multiple hands-on training sessions, and support to draft a masterplan document which can be utilized in Senegal’s official planning process. The work of the programme will harmonised with the Continental Power System Masterplan (CMP) being developed by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), supported by IRENA as modelling partner.
This kick-off meeting served as the inaugural session of the 2023 Senegal Masterplan Development Support Programme, with the aim to gather all relevant stakeholders in the programme, including members of the Steering Committee and Working Group, alongside broader energy sector stakeholders. In this event, a detailed view of the capacity building programme elements has been discussed, including: modality, objectives, deliverables, resource requirements, and timeline. The objective of the meeting was to lay a solid foundation for the programme activities, familiarize all the stakeholders with various technical concepts used in the programme, and allow all working-level participants to define the concrete distribution of work and programme timeline.
The kick-off meeting gathered over 50 participants, from all relevant national planning institutions and external stakeholders, including: Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE); National Agency for Renewable Energies (ANER); Agency for the Economy and Energy Management (AEME); Rural Electrification Agency (ASER); National Agency of Statistics and Demography (ANSD); SENELEC; Regulatory Commission for the Energy Sector (CRSE); German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ); International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); French Development Agency (AFD); World Bank; and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).