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GE to improve energy access in West Africa

  • 2 years ago (2019-04-09)
  • David Flin
Africa 251 Distribution 75

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions’ business has announced that it has signed two deals to build energy systems in Benin and upgrade three substations in Cote d’Ivoire.

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In Benin, 85 per cent of electricity supply is currently imported. GE will design and supply the first Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) in Benin for the Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (SBEE) in order to strengthen the country’s grid and manage transmission losses. GE will rehabilitate substations and telecommunication infrastructure at the National Distribution Control Centre in Cotonou. The ADMS has adaptive algorithms and predictive analytics to help utilities operate the grid more efficiently. The system will be able to predict issues, identify faults on the grid, and propose a restoration plan.

GE will also rehabilitate and expand three 225kV substations in Ferke, Man, and Taabo, in Cote d’Ivoire. The project will help improve the electricity supply in the northern, western, and central part of the country.