GE to Supply Benin’s 1st ADMS Grid Soln; Inks 2 Deals in West Africa

As per the deal, the company will build energy systems in Benin and upgrade three substations in Cote d’Ivoire.

GE Renewable Energy’s grid solutions business has bagged two contracts in West Africa to provide its energy solutions to help foster economic development and growth in Benin and Cote d’Ivoire.

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As per the deal, the company will build energy systems in Benin and upgrade three substations in Cote d’Ivoire.

In Benin, the French firm will supply the country’s first grid solution i.e. Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) for the Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (SBEE) and undertake the rehabilitation of substations and telecommunication infrastructure at the National Distribution Control Center in Cotonou city.

Further, this ADMS solution is expected to strengthen Benin’s grid and manage electricity losses that result during energy transmission.

Commenting on the Benin deal, National Coordinator for MCA-Benin II said, “The Distribution Management System (ADMS) will help optimize energy distribution, reduce electricity losses and minimize shortages.”

Besides, in Cote d’Ivoire, the company will rehabilitate and improve the power capacity of the three 225kV substations in Ferke, Man and Taabo, while reducing losses in energy transmission.

The company said in a statement that, this project will help improve the electricity supply in the northern, western and central part of Côte d’Ivoire.

Commenting on the two projects won by the company, GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business in Sub-Saharan Africa, President & CEO, Lazarus Angbazo said, “Energy is a key component for on-going development in Sub-Saharan Africa. With only 45 percent of electrification rates in many countries in the region, it is critical to develop an end-to-end solution to increase energy access and foster economic development.”

“These projects reinforce GE’s involvement in implementing key infrastructure for energy transmission and interconnection development in Africa through smart solutions and turnkey project expertise,” Angbazo added.

The company’s Grid Solutions business has designed and implemented over 1,700 substation projects globally in the past 10 years.

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