Studies carried out by the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) and the Organization for the Development of the Gambia River (OMVG), in view of the development of a hydroelectric unit, show the existence of several sites with an estimated potential of nearly 1400 MW on the Senegal and Gambia rivers and their tributaries. The exploitation of this important potential should be considered within the framework of these two sub-regional institutions.

In addition to the Manantali hydroelectric dam (200 MW, 800 GWh / year) operating since 2002, OMVS has just completed the construction of the Felou hydroelectric dam with a capacity of 60 MW for the production of 320 to 350 GWh / year.

Demand forecasts, as well as the planning of the generation fleet and power transmission networks, made by OMVS, made it possible to forecast the integration of hydroelectric power stations in particular : Gouina (140 MW, 570 to 620 GWh / year), before 2016 ; Gourbassi (18MW, 696 GWh / year) in 2017 ; Bouréya (114 MW, 733 GWh / year) in 2021 ; Koukoutamba (294 MW, 888GW / yr) in 2017; and Badoumbé (70 MW, 410 GWh / year) in 2023.