Côte d’Ivoire contracts for volt optimisation and grid automation


In Cote d’Ivoire, government agency CI-ENERGIES has contracted GE to upgrade and improve power capacity of substations in addition to reducing losses in energy transmission.

GE has been tasked with the rehabilitation and expansion of three 225kV substations in Ferke, Man and Taabo.

This will help improve the electricity supply in the northern, western and central part of Côte d’Ivoire.

Bile Gerard TANOE – Secretary General of CI-ENERGIES, said: “With about 90% of the country’s population having access to electricity and the growing demand for energy, limited distribution systems cause a total energy loss of approximately 20% annually. There is a need to rehabilitate and strengthen the country’s grid infrastructure.”

Lazarus Angbazo, CEO of GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business in Sub-Saharan Africa, added:  “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.”