APR Energy says permanent power solutions needed

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APR Energy says permanent power solutions needed

US-based APR Energy CEO John Campion has visited Senegal, where the company runs temporary power facilities.

Campionmet representatives from Senegal’s energy sector to discuss the current and future energy situation within the region.

"A fast-track interim power solution such as the ones that APR offer are an ideal short-term solution to Africa's power needs," said Campion.

"Large-scale, permanent infrastructure ultimately needs to be put in place, but in the meantime an interim power source can help ensure that the country's economy is moving in the right direction."

APR Energy has been operating two temporary power facilities within Senegal, totaling 150MW, since mid-2011.  APR Energy has previously operated several other power facilities in Africa, including plants in Botswana, Mozambique and Burkina Faso. Currently, APR Energy is operating in 16 countries globally.



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