Some of the fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa as a result of the growing African middle class and increased urbanization, but this growth is unsustainable without electricity.
Gas-to-electricity offers African countries the quickest route to significant mid-merit and base load distributed electricity close to demand centres to support future economic growth and development.
Natural Gas to Electricity in Africa
A combined-cycle power plant uses both a gas and a steam turbine together to produce up to 50 percent more electricity from the same fuel than a traditional simple-cycle plant. The waste heat from the gas turbine is routed to the nearby steam turbine, which generates extra power.
In Africa, the combined-cycle power plant offers the quickest, modular and most cost-effective manner to generate mid-merit and base load power on a distributed basis close to large sources of gas or sizeable markets.