Into the future with energy efficiency
To make our world more energy-efficient, Siemens increases the efficiency of power generation, uses smart grids and power-saving energy transmission and distribution, expands the use of renewable energy and develops energy-efficient solutions for power supply and access.
In northern Africa, 99 percent of the population has access to electricity. But how is the situation in other African regions? In Sub-Saharan Africa, for instance, only about 30 percent can use electricity. Approximately 560 million Africans do not have access to reliable electricity. 75 percent of generated power is consumed in five countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and South Africa.
Siemens aims to help improve the situation. If fossil fuels were the only energy sources used for power generation the CO2 emissions on the African continent would increase dramatically. Thus, the use of renewable energy is growing more and more important.
The South African government, for example, is investing significantly in the construction of a new energy infrastructure and in upgrading the existing networks. The country also plans to change the energy mix to be able to provide 40 percent of energy from renewable sources by 2030.
Reliable power generation
Steam and gas turbines or combined-cycle power plants are a basic prerequisite for achieving higher energy efficiency. Siemens is responsible for the world’s most efficient gas power plant, located in Irsching, Germany.Power generation
Smart grid and energy transmission
A smart grid comprises all elements of the energy conversion chain from power generation to the end consumer.Smart grid and energy transmission
Resource-conserving renewable energies
Renewable energies like wind power and hydropower are sources for eco-friendly and resource-conserving power generation.Renewable energy
Power supply and access
The rapidly growing global population is increasingly dependent on energy-efficient and reliable supply and access.Power supply and access
Siemens is the world’s leading provider of comprehensive green solutions along the entire energy conversion chain. In fiscal 2014, we want to exceed the €40 billion revenue mark with green technologies. In fiscal 2013, our Environmental Portfolio, which features a large number of innovations, generated revenue of €32.3 billion, enabling our customers to cut their accumulated CO2 emissions by 377 million tons.
Find more information on how Siemens can install energy-efficient infrastructures in Africa with reliable power generation, energy-saving power transmission and distribution, the use of renewable energy as well as with sustainable energy supply and access.