Currently the following compnaies participate in the electricity sector in The Gambia:
1. National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC):
NAWEC is a company wholly owned by the government mandated to provide electricity and water to industry and Gambians. It has its origins from GUC which was the first public cooperation on electricity and water services in the year 1972, when the Gambia Utilities Corporation Act created the GUC.
GUC was formally dissolved in 1993 and the Utilities Holding Corporation (UHC) inherited the assets and management of GUC. The operations were outsourced to Management Services Gambia Ltd, MSG initially but in 1996 NAWEC was created as a public company registered under the Companies Act of 1955.
NAWEC is involved in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity all over The Gambia. NAWEC operates several facilities for both power generation and water production and treatment as the following locations>
GBA Power Stations: Kotu Power Station, Brikama Power Station
Rural Power Stations: Barra , Kerewan, Kaur, Farrafeni, Soma, Bansang, Basse
Water Treatment Plants: Serrekunda, Fajara, Sukuta and Brikama
National Water & Electricity Company Ltd. Mamady Maniang Highway PO Box 609 (Banjul)
Kanifing The Gambia
Tel: 4376606/7, 4392218
2. Independent Power Production:
Global Electric Company (GEG) is a privately owned company producing electricity under the Electricity Act. GEG has one power plant located in Brikama Kabafita. The power plant has a total installed of 25MW using HFO as the primary fuel. It was commissioned in 2006.
Power Station: Brikama
Standard Chartered Building
GAMWIND is an independent power producer operating the first large scale grid tied wind park in The Gambia. The company was lincensed in Febraury 2012 and started operations in August 2012. The wind park has a capacity of 900kW. The project was a collaboration between the private developers and UNIDO.
Power Station: Tanji Wind Park
PO Box 4507
In the Village of Batakunku in Kombo South, a pilot project is being carried out where electricity is distributed within the Village using Wind Energy. the project was inaugurated in 2009 and uses a 150kVA wind turbine to produce electricity. The project is an an example of community run energy service provision and the village buys and sells power to and from the grid based on the level of consumption as well as the amount of wind energy produced.