MACSEN-PV 2018-06-12T09:04:05+00:00

Project Description

Study of alternatives and know-how/technology transfer for the implementation of renewable energies as part of the power supply in Tenerife and Senegal, along with the installation of a pilot PV plant connected to the grid in Dakar

Info

Acronim: MACSEN-PV (Ref: MAC/03/C179)
Patners: Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables, S.A. – ITER (Tenerife), Agencia Insular de Energía de Tenerife, Fundación Canaria – AIET (Tenerife), Agence Sénégalaise d’Électrification Rurale – ASER (Senegal), Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Energies Renouvelables – CERER (Senegal)
Duration: October 2010 – June 2013 (33 Meses)
Financed by:  PCT MAC 2007 – 2013 Program (2nd Call – Cooperation with third countries)

The project

The MACSEN-PV project is conceived as a platform for technical cooperation between the Canary Islands and Senegal in the field of the integration of renewable energies in the power supply. Its main objective is to improve the capacity of public authorities and local technicians to support the implementation of renewable energies as part of the power supply in these regions. Its principal result foreseen will be the establishment of new laws and energy plans that will contribute to the socio-economic development of the participants regions, reducing its dependence on foreign energy and fossil fuels, and strengthening its respective power grids. Likewise, the project will contribute to the training of local human resources to supply, design, install and maintain these installations; and will be an example for neighbouring regions (replicability).

MAIN OBJECTIVE

  • Improve the capacity of public authorities and local technicians to support the implementation of renewable energies as part of the power supply in the Canary Islands and Senegal, reducing its dependence on foreign energy and contributing to its sustainable development.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • Identification of resources’ availability, forecasts of energy demand growth, existing legislation, the main electricity market needs and existing training gaps in this area in the participating regions.

  • Strengthening public institutions in charge on energy in developing strategic plans that allow achieving the objectives of the participating regions in the field of Renewable Energies.

  • Know-how/technology transfer for improving the technical capacities of local human resources, definition of itineraries for formal education and support tools, along with the installation of a pilot PV plant connected to the grid in Dakar.

  • Establishment of stable links of cooperation among the participating regions and strengthening the role of the outermost regions as a platform and model of energy development between the EU and West African countries.

  • Maximize the dissemination of the project’s activities, its progress and results, not only between the participating regions, but also in neighboring regions and among the European Union, multiplying the project’s beneficiaries.

ACTIVITIES

Act.1 – Analysis of the environment

Act.2 – Strengthening of the capacities of the competent Public Institutions

Act.3 – Strengthening of the capacities of the local human resources

Act.4 – Pilot photovoltaic installation connected to the grid

Act.5 – Management and establishment of stable links of Technical Cooperation

Act.6 – Dissemination activities of the project and its results