GE to modernize transmission and distribution networks in Benin

Benin: GE has signed contracts with the government of Benin to help the country meet growing energy needs while developing self-sustaining electricity systems.

In Benin, GE will supply the country’s first advanced distribution management system (ADMS) to increase energy reliability and efficiency.

The ADMS will provide Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique utility with algorithms and predictive analytics to enable grid automation. GE will also upgrade the utility’s substations and telecommunication infrastructure at the National Distribution Control Center in Cotonou.

The project will help Benin reduce its energy imports, which are currently at 85%. “This project is aligned with the government’s ambition to efficiently manage the generation from power plants, microgrids and other grid infrastructure to improve the quality, efficiency and availability of power to our customers. This system will also help manage the security and maintain control of the grid,“ said National Coordinator for MCA-Benin II.

Source: ESI Africa

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