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CERius is designed to automate more accurate greenhouse gas (GHG) data collection. (Image source: GE Vernova)

In a bid to emissions abatement, Globeleq’s Azito Energie SA will be deploying GE Vernova's carbon emissions management software, CERius 

The largest gas power plant in Cote D’Ivoire, Azito will also be the first company to access this technology for better management of its emissions data.

With the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), CERius is designed to automate more accurate greenhouse gas (GHG) data collection and suggest recommendations to operationalise carbon reduction efforts by offering scenario analysis, team collaboration, and standardised reporting based on GHG protocols.

Ensuring prompt action from insightful data

“One of the most effective ways to drive emissions reduction in the energy sector is to pursue digital transformation,” said, Linda Rae, general manager, power generation and oil & gas, electrification software, GE Vernova. “While many energy industrials have been reporting emissions for years, the process is labor intensive, slow to surface insights, and based upon generic formulas. The energy transition demands agility, speed, and accuracy of data collection – CERius offers the fidelity of reporting emissions down to a specific asset, which can unleash actionable insights to help improve scope 1, 2, and 3 data accuracy and reporting, in addition to measuring abatement planning strategies,” said Rae.

“As we see the rise of environmental reporting across the energy supply chain by regulators, stakeholders, and investors, software will be a game-changer for power utilities, if applied at speed and to scale,” added Rae.

Gionata Visconti, chief operating officer of Globeleq, said, “As a Group that has a mixed portfolio of power plants across Africa and is fully committed to the energy transition, it is vital that we are able to monitor and report our emissions from one of our key thermal plants in a timely and accurate manner. At the same time, we can use the information from CERius to reduce and abate our emissions. Critically, Azito is an essential part of Cote d’Ivoire’s energy infrastructure, and we will now be able to make important planning decisions with better and more insightful data.”

The Azito power plant generates electricity using natural gas from the country’s offshore gas fields. The facility uses combined cycle gas turbines that generate 713 MW of electricity, equating approximately 30% of the country’s base load generation.