Attracting investors into Africa’s energy mix

General Electric’s CEO for Gas Power business for Sub-Saharan Africa Elisee Sezan says as more Africans get better access to power, it could become a driver to unlock economic growth in the region. He also notes that there is an evolution on how to attract the right number of investors to drive growth in the power sector in Africa. CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi caught up with him for more.

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How GE Is Building The Next Generation Of African Leaders

GE has been investing in the next generation of African leaders with internship programmes across Africa. GE Power Services Sub-Saharan Africa MD, Elisee Sezan, explains how the multinational is supporting engineering students.

GE to Upgrade Gas Turbines at Tanzania’s Ubungo Power Plant

GE’s Power Services business  and Songas signed a multiyear service agreement (MYA) to upgrade equipment at Songas’ Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The MYA encompasses GE’s Fleet360 platform of total plant solutions, helping Songas ensure the long-term, reliable operation of its power plant. The upgrades will help Songas increase the efficiency and the plant’s capacity at the Ubungo plant by approximately 10 megawatts (MW). Today the power plant provides nearly 25 percent of the power in Tanzania.

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