GE’s Distributed Power signed an agreement with Clarke Energy to serve as GE’s distributor of Jenbacher gas engines for six additional countries in Africa. The new agreement brings the total number of countries in Africa that Clarke represents for GE to 25.
The six new countries are Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, and Rwanda.
“Energy generation in Africa is being caught between two opposing pressures—power demand, particularly from industry, and chronic power shortages and service interruptions. As part of its heavy investment in Africa’s energy future, GE offers gas engine technologies and renewables solutions to help bridge the supply-and-demand gap, creating more energy self-sufficiency for African companies and reducing the industrial carbon footprint,” said Didier Lartigue, Managing Director, Clarke Energy. “In response to Africa’s energy situation, Clarke Energy is installing GE’s advanced gas-fueled Jenbacher gas engines to provide dependable on-site power for African companies.”
“As industry in Africa looks for ways to relieve the demand on the grid’s strained resources by providing as much of its own energy as possible, many African companies are looking to GE to supply them with alternative energy solutions, such as our Jenbacher gas engine technology,” said Wouter-Jan van der Wurff, general manager, channel for GE’s Distributed Power. “Through our distributor, Clarke Energy, we are able to collaborate with customers in Africa to help secure Africa’s energy future by expanding the use of cleaner distributed-energy technologies to enhance local energy reliability.”