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 North 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 the generated power is consumed in the 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 becomes 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 the 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. In 2007, the world’s most powerful and efficient gas turbine - produced by Siemens - went into operation.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 solar power are sources for eco-friendly and resource-conserving power generation.Renewable energy
Off-grid lighting at Lake Victoria
At Lake Victoria, Osram built solar-powered energy stations (O-hubs) where residents can recharge batteries for energy-saving lamps.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 2012, our Environmental Portfolio, which features a large number of innovations, generated revenue of €33.2 billion enabling our customers to cut their CO2 emissions by 332 million tons – an amount equal to about 41% of the CO2 emissions generated in Germany in 2010.
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.