Firm To Install Hydro Electric Plants In Nigeria


Authorities of General Electric has disclosed plans to install hydroelectric plants to generate additional two gigawatts of electricity in the country.
The President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro, GE Renewable Energy, Yves Rannou, gave this indication in the corporation’s latest report ahead of the 2017 World Hydropower Congress.
According to Rannou, the step is part of 29 GW hydropower expansion projects to be executive by the firm in four African Countries in the next 13 years.
He stated that presently, the corporation has about 18GW hydro installed base in Africa, adding that Angola, Mozambique, Morocco and Ethiopia would benefit from the expansion project.
He noted that if Africa would expand into renewable energy, its effort should be supported by robust infrastructure.
Rannou said, “Several African Countries have made commitments to support the global energy transition to renewable energy and hydro power is absolutely required to meet those needs.
“Our participation in supplying fast and sustainable access to energy for Africa is one of GE’s top priorities.  Renewable is an energy industry of the future for Africa and the future starts now”.
According to him, in 2016 more than 3GW of hydropower capacity was put into operation with plans to grow its installed base in the years to come.
Explaining that Africa was one of the most economically dynamic continents, with only three per cent of the huge hydro capacity being utilised, he stressed that the future of sustainable access to energy by African countries depends on hydro, wind and solar types of power.