General Electric is planning to install hydroelectric plants that will generate additional two gigawatts of electricity in the country by 2030 in view the the nation’s growing power demands, The Punch reports.
This is part of 29GW hydropower expansion projects to be executed by the American multinational corporation in four African countries in the next 13 years. 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.
He explained that if Africa would expand into renewable energy, its effort should be supported by robust infrastructure. Rannou said, “In 2016, more than 3GW of hydropower capacity was put into operation with plans to grow its installed base in the years to come. There are also plans for an additional 7GW in Angola; +2GW in Mozambique and Nigeria; +2GW in Morocco; and +18GW in Ethiopia by 2030.”