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Pathways to faster decarbonization with gas and renewables

Today, we’re seeing countries across Sub-Saharan Africa commit to increasing the share of renewable energy in their mix and to decarbonize their economies

The power sector accounts for up to 41 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions today, with Africa contributing about 2-3%. In parallel, there are still over 580 million people on the continent who do not have access to reliable energy and the demand for electricity is expected to continue to…

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    • GE Secures Equipment Contract to Power the Biggest Power Plant in Senegal
    • Under the contract, GE will supply two 9E.03 gas turbines, one STF-A200 steam turbine, three A39 generators, two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) and additional balance of plant equipment
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GE Secures Equipment Contract to Power the Biggest Power Plant in Senegal

Project supports the Senegalese government’s target to enhance universal access to electricity by increasing its generation capacity

The Cap des Biches combined cycle gas turbine power plant is expected to generate 300 megawatts (MW), nearly 25% of the power consumed in Senegal and the equivalent electricity needed to power approximately 500,000 Senegalese homes; under the contract, GE (www.GE.com) will supply two 9E.03 gas turbines, one STF-A200 steam…

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GE Releases Position on Climate Change: Calls for Accelerated Deployment of Renewables & Gas Power To Drive Impactful, Faster Decarbonization

Renewables supported by gas-fired power and ongoing coal-to-gas conversion most impactful way to reduce carbon emissions in near term

Whitepaper on energy transition builds on GE’s (www.GE.com) commitment to carbon neutrality in its  operations by 2030 and announced intention to exit the new-build coal power market [1]; renewables supported by gas-fired power and ongoing coal-to-gas conversion most impactful way to reduce carbon emissions in near term; multiple pathways to operate with low…

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GE Awarded Substation Contract by Millennium Challenge in Benin, West Africa

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE:GE) has been awarded a contract of US$47 million for a substation project in Benin

Contract totaling US$47 million awarded to GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions (www.GEGridSolutions.com) business through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC); Installation of four substations and seven extensions strengthens electricity supply security in Benin, while additional energy capacity helps foster economic development and growth; Project builds on Grid’s commitment to the continent…

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    • GE and Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Successfully Restore up to 360MW in Nigeria Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
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GE and Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Successfully Restore up to 360MW in Nigeria Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

With compressive safety measures due to COVID-19 in place, GE and NDPHC quickly ensured both employee safety and on-time project execution

GE (www.GE.com) safely completed service interventions on three GE 9E gas turbines at the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) power plants in Calabar and Sapele, Nigeria; With compressive safety measures due to COVID-19 in place, GE and NDPHC quickly ensured both employee safety and on-time project execution; Outages were…

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Nyimpini Mabunda Appointed CEO for General Electric in Southern Africa

In this role, Nyimpini will lead GE’s growth in the region and drive alignment across its Power, Healthcare, Aviation and Renewable Energy businesses

Nyimpini will lead GE’s (www.GE.com) growth in the region and drive alignment across its Power, Healthcare, Aviation and Renewable Energy businesses; An accomplished business leader with a career spanning 23 years. General Electric (GE) has announced the appointment of Nyimpini Mabunda as the Chief Executive Officer for Southern Africa. In…

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Reinventing steam power technology for a low-carbon future (By Africa Energy Indaba)

Great strides have been made in Africa’s development in biomass

By Africa Energy Indaba As prevalent debates concerning the implementation of carbon neutral sources continue to make headlines, also increasingly rife, is the energy industry’s endeavour to explore a broader array of renewable energy sources including biomass. Great strides have been made in Africa’s development in biomass. Interestingly, Africa has the highest portion…

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    • GE recently hosted the Gas Power Summit for Sub-Saharan Africa in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss industry opportunities and challenges on the future of gas power in sub-Saharan Africa
    • (right to left) Scott Strazik, CEO of GE Gas Power, discusses the importance of gas in providing dispatchable, flexible, affordable, and fast power for people and industries with Hendrik Malan, CEO for Frost & Sullivan Africa
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“Gas is Critical for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Energy Future,” says GE Gas Power Summit in Cape Town, South Africa

Gas will be critical for creating industry, manufacturing and attracting investment capital

Energy experts discuss the importance of gas for Africa’s current and future energy needs;GE’s innovative gas power generation portfolio is providing faster, more reliable, more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly power for baseload, emergency or clean energy transition needs; Gas will be critical for creating industry, manufacturing and attracting investment…

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    • George Njenga, CEO for GE Renewable Energy (Grid & Hydro) SSA with DRC’s Minister of Hydraulic Resources and Electricity, Hon. Eustache Muhanzi Mubembe and the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr Eteni Longondo during the signing ceremony
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Government of Democratic Republic of the Congo and General Electric Sign Infrastructure Agreement

The 3-year MoU seeks to accelerate the economic and social development of the country

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com) have announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in infrastructure projects enabling the increase in the supply of electric energy and health modernization programs. The 3-year MoU seeks to accelerate the economic and…

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Engineering the Future: GE Hosts Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) roundtable to advance mentorship and leadership for women in technology

Leadership insights on how females can position for the ‘future of work’ in STEM

Roundtable highlights the need for strategic initiatives to sustain women in STEM; Advocates for more diversity in energy and technology sectors; Leadership insights on how females can position for the ‘future of work’ in STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies are becoming increasingly important for the continuous development…