Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ethiopia Plans Power Exports to Sudan After Rains Boost Dams

Gilgel Gibe II, which halted production in January following a tunnel collapse, is expected to resume output by the end of July. Production at Tana Beles, the country's largest plant, and Tekeze is also expected to be at full capacity following recent rains. The three plants produce a combined 1,180 megawatts of power. “We have lots of water in all our reservoirs," said Mekuria Lemma, head of strategic management and programming at Ethiopian Electric Power Corp in an interview on July 12 in the capital, Addis Ababa. "We are in a good position now." Read more…

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