SUPPORTING SOUTH AFRICA'S ENERGY TRANSITION

Fast measures to tackle the energy dilemma head-on

In South Africa, load shedding has become an unfortunate part of everyday life. With up to 6,000 MW of power taken off the grid continuously to avoid power blackouts as part of Stage 6 load shedding, the impact to South Africa’s energy infrastructure, economic development and most importantly, quality of life, cannot be overstated. GE has the solution—now.

MAKING THE PROMISE OF POWER A REALITY

The solution is here

It’s clear that a solution is needed—and GE’s power generation products can get South Africa back to where it needs to be.

Aeroderivative gas turbines have the flexibility to help stabilize power grids that intend to have a large amount of renewable energy, like South Africa. Our TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine can provide fast, reliable power for immediate or emergency needs, and it can run on multiple fuels: diesel, natural gas and liquified petroleum (LPG). The TM2500 is also mobile, so it can start generating power in as little as 3 months and can be moved and used as a baseload bridge for future power installations.

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A TRUSTED PARTNER FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S ENERGY TRANSITION

Delivering power where and when it’s needed

Derived from aviation technology, GE’s aeroderivative gas turbines like the TM2500 can run on LPG and switch to natural gas when it becomes available. The turbines are highly reliable, and quick to install. Our mobile solutions include a trailer-mounted gas turbine generator set and containerized balance of plant can put power on the grid within 30 days of contract signature and can be moved depending on when and where they’re needed. At GE, we have the solution to help South Africa get back to providing power for its citizens. 

30+

COUNTRIES HAVE INSTALLED THE TM2500

CHEAPER, CLEANER, FASTER

Gas turbine technology in Africa

Gas turbine technology is a cleaner and safer solution for accommodating a high penetration of renewable energy sources. Aeroderivative gas turbines have a number of advantages, including grid firming, cleaner power with lower emissions, and cheaper power. Download the white paper to learn more.

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PROVEN EXPERIENCE

Bringing fast power to regions all over the world

We have a strong track record of working with countries, government stakeholders, utilities and local partners to deploy fast power solutions. We’ve partnered with countries like Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Algeria, and Mexico—just to name a few. Take a look at how we’re using fast power to reduce power outages and keep the lights on in regions around the world—and how fast “fast power” can truly be.

Angola
Ghana
Egypt
Indonesia
Ecuador

BRIDGING THE ENERGY GAP

Modernizing Angola’s energy infrastructure

“I can do my work for university or school at any time of day, because we have electricity 24 hours a day.”

Mobile power

Provided more than 20 TM2500 mobile generator sets

Power created

Created >500 MW of power for Angola’s cities

Grid reliability

Improved grid reliability to bridge the country’s energy gap

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN ANGOLA

BUILDING BRIDGE POWER IN GHANA

Africa’s first LPG-fired plant

Upon completion, the Bridge Power and LPG import, storage, and transportation infrastructure project will be Africa’s first LPG fired power plant, the first plant to use TM2500s in a combined-cycle configuration, and the world’s largest plant of its kind.

Mobile power

Provided 5 TM2500 units

Power created

Generated an additional 400 MW of power

Powering people

Added 17% more capacity to the Ghanian electric grid.

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN GHANA

BEATING THE DESERT HEAT

Meeting increased power demands in Egypt

Mobile power

Provided 20 TM2500 generator sets

Quick installation

Installed in only 11 weeks

Power created

Created up to 500 MW of additional power

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN EGYPT

ISLAND-HOPPING POWER

Rural electrification in Indonesia

Without power, Fauzi Se’s pearl jewelry business grinds to a halt.

Mobile power

Provided 20 TM2500 units at 8 sites on 6 islands

Power created

Generated an additional 500 MW of power

Powering people

Added enough power to supply 4 million homes

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN INDONESIA

HELPING ECUADOR’S POWER CUTS

Fast-tracking power after drought

In 2009, Ecuador experienced its worst drought in 40 years. The drought set off a chain reaction, resulting in 30% of the country’s thermal power plants becoming non-operational, and daily power cuts in the country. With the help of GE’s TM2500, the country was able to commission 160 MW of power in just 12 weeks. The first TM2500 brought Ecuadorian lights on by Christmas.

Mobile power

Provided 7 TM2500 mobile generator sets

Quick installation

Contract signed in less than 24 hours, TM2500s installed in only 12 weeks

Powering people

Power cuts ended in January

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN ECUADOR

BRIDGING THE ENERGY GAP

Modernizing Angola’s energy infrastructure

“I can do my work for university or school at any time of day, because we have electricity 24 hours a day.”

Mobile power

Provided more than 20 TM2500 mobile generator sets

Power created

Created >500 MW of power for Angola’s cities

Grid reliability

Improved grid reliability to bridge the country’s energy gap

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN ANGOLA

BUILDING BRIDGE POWER IN GHANA

Africa’s first LPG-fired plant

Upon completion, the Bridge Power and LPG import, storage, and transportation infrastructure project will be Africa’s first LPG fired power plant, the first plant to use TM2500s in a combined-cycle configuration, and the world’s largest plant of its kind.

Mobile power

Provided 5 TM2500 units

Power created

Generated an additional 400 MW of power

Powering people

Added 17% more capacity to the Ghanian electric grid.

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN GHANA

BEATING THE DESERT HEAT

Meeting increased power demands in Egypt

Mobile power

Provided 20 TM2500 generator sets

Quick installation

Installed in only 11 weeks

Power created

Created up to 500 MW of additional power

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN EGYPT

ISLAND-HOPPING POWER

Rural electrification in Indonesia

Without power, Fauzi Se’s pearl jewelry business grinds to a halt

Mobile power

Provided 20 TM2500 units at 8 sites on 6 islands

Power created

Generated an additional 500 MW of power

Powering people

Added enough power to supply 4 million homes

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN INDONESIA

HELPING ECUADOR’S POWER CUTS

Fast-tracking power after drought

In 2009, Ecuador experienced its worst drought in 40 years. The drought set off a chain reaction, resulting in 30% of the country’s thermal power plants becoming non-operational, and daily power cuts in the country. With the help of GE’s TM2500, the country was able to commission 160 MW of power in just 12 weeks. The first TM2500 brought Ecuadorian lights on by Christmas.

Mobile power

Provided 7 TM2500 mobile generator sets

Quick installation

Contract signed in less than 24 hours, TM2500s installed in only 12 weeks

Powering people

Power cuts ended in January

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN ECUADOR


PROVEN EXPERIENCE

Delivering fast power to the world

We have a strong track record of working with countries, government stakeholders, utilities and local partners to deploy fast power solutions. We’ve partnered with countries like Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Algeria, and Mexico—just to name a few. Take a look at how we’re using fast power to reduce power outages and keep the lights on in regions around the world—and how fast “fast power” can truly be.

BRIDGING THE ENERGY GAP

Modernizing Angola’s energy infrastructure

“I can do my work for university or school at any time of day, because we have electricity 24 hours a day.”

Mobile power

Provided more than 20 TM2500 mobile generator sets

Power created

Created >500 MW of power for Angola’s cities

Grid reliability

Improved grid reliability to bridge the country’s energy gap

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN ANGOLA

BUILDING BRIDGE POWER IN GHANA

Africa’s first LPG-fired plant

Upon completion, the Bridge Power and LPG import, storage, and transportation infrastructure project will be Africa’s first LPG fired power plant, the first plant to use TM2500s in a combined-cycle configuration, and the world’s largest plant of its kind.

Mobile power

Provided 5 TM2500 units

Power created

Generated an additional 400 MW of power

Powering people

Added 17% more capacity to the Ghanian electric grid.

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN GHANA

BEATING THE DESERT HEAT

Meeting increased power demands in Egypt

Mobile power

Provided 20 TM2500 generator sets

Quick installation

Installed in only 11 weeks

Power created

Created up to 500 MW of additional power

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN EGYPT

ISLAND-HOPPING POWER

Rural electrification in Indonesia

Without power, Fauzi Se’s pearl jewelry business grinds to a halt.

Mobile power

Provided 20 TM2500 units at 8 sites on 6 islands

Power created

Generated an additional 500 MW of power

Powering people

Added enough power to supply 4 million homes

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN INDONESIA

HELPING ECUADOR’S POWER CUTS

Fast-tracking power after drought

In 2009, Ecuador experienced its worst drought in 40 years. The drought set off a chain reaction, resulting in 30% of the country’s thermal power plants becoming non-operational, and daily power cuts in the country. With the help of GE’s TM2500, the country was able to commission 160 MW of power in just 12 weeks. The first TM2500 brought Ecuadorian lights on by Christmas.

Mobile power

Provided 7 TM2500 mobile generator sets

Quick installation

Contract signed in less than 24 hours, TM2500s installed in only 12 weeks

Powering people

Power cuts ended in January

SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING IN ECUADOR

Ready to get started powering South Africa?


ADDITIONAL TECHNOLOGIES TO SUPPORT GRID FIRMING

Gas-fired generation to help build a low-carbon economy

South Africa’s energy landscape is evolving rapidly, and GE has additional gas turbine technologies to help provide secure, cost-effective energy for the future. GE’s 9HA gas turbines feature operational flexibility and the industry’s most cost-effective conversion of fuel to electricity.

FROM 448-571 MW
SIMPLE CYCLE OUTPUT
MORE THAN 64%
COMBINED-CYCLE EFFICIENCY
<30 MINUTES
STARTS UP

SUSTAINABILITY

Lowest air emissions (NOx, CO2) across all forms of fossil fuel-based power generation

CAPABILITY

Outstanding grid capability with fast plant response suitable for interconnected grid or captive power plant applications

VERSATILITY

Wide gas variability, including high ethane (shale) gas and LNG

GE is here to support advanced, cleaner and efficient power
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