Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Ethiopia to Soon Add 1800MW to Main Grid

Addis Ababa — Testing started recently at the Gilgel Gibe III hydro-electric dam which when fully operational will add 1870MW to Ethiopia’s power grid. According to a government statement last week, the largest hydropower plant in Ethiopia and one the biggest in Africa to date, started trial electric power production on August 11, 2015. The […]

Ethiopia: Ethio-US Bond Bears Fruit in Energy

By Abebe Wolde-Giorgis There are many reasons for his company to show interest to exploit geotermal resources in Ethiopia As a fast growing economy, the annual energy demand of the nation is increasing by 20 per cent and taking this in to consideration the government is mobilizing both domestic and foreign financial resources to meet […]

Ethiopia: Electric Power Prepares Draft Master Plan for Electricity Distribution At $3.5m

By Lucy Kassa The plan which will improve supply to Addis Abeba and its environs, was financed by an AfDB loan The Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) has developed the final draft of a master plan for electric power distribution in Addis Abeba and its surrounding areas, at the cost of 3.5 million dollars, financed through […]

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Moving Ahead to Complete Dam Construction in 2017

By Zelalem Girma Ethiopia is moving ahead with the construction of Africa’s largest hydro-power dam and the filling of a reservoir. The Nile River is a source of life for several African countries. The people of Ethiopia are highly initiated to finalize the construction of the dam with an intention that “The dam construction will […]

Egypt: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan Reach Preliminary Agreement On Dam Operations – Mena

Cairo — Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan reached a preliminary draft agreement governing the Renaissance dam operations, state-run news agency MENA reported Friday. The draft includes principles governing cooperation among the three countries to benefit from the eastern Nile water and the dam, as well as overcoming lingering issues that affect Egypt and Sudan. Related Topics […]

Ethiopia: Sixteen SNNP State Towns Get Electric Power

By Zerihun Getachew Construction of the Sawla-Key Afer Electric Power Installation Project which cost more than 418 million birr has gone operational, according to Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). EEP indicated that the project, which is part of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), is benefiting 16 towns and rural areas in 4 woredas/districts/ of Gamo […]

Ethiopia: In Search for Power, Ethiopia Turns to Growing Sugar

By E.G. Woldegebriel Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — Eating and drinking in Ethiopia involves a lot of sugar, from the quintessentially Ethiopian buna (coffee) ceremony to the fare in pastry shops. But it’s expensive to import. Now the government has embarked on an ambitious project to grow more sugar to meet that demand – but also […]

Ethiopia: Electric Services Installs Transformers to Reduce Power Cuts

By Kaleyesus Bekele In a bid to curb the recurrent power cuts, the Ethiopian Electric Services has installed 248 transformers in Addis Ababa and the regional states. The new transformers are believed to augment the existing old transformers which can hardly cope with the ever- increasing power load. In an exclusive interview with The Reporter, […]

Ethiopia: World Bank Approves Loan for Geothermal Project

The World Bank’s board of directors, based in Washington DC, US, has approved two hundred million dollars of credit for the Ethiopian government to develop its potential geothermal sites at Aluto and Alalobad, in the rift valley of Afar Regional State, on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The loan will be financed by the International Development […]

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