Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ethiopia Begins Electricity Exports to Neighboring Djibouti, Utility Says

Ethiopia began power exports to its Horn of Africa neighbor Djibouti, an Ethiopian Electric Power Corp. spokesman said. The electricity shipments began on May 27, Addis Tagele, a spokesman for the state-owned utility, said in a phone interview today from Addis Ababa, the capital. “The maximum at the moment is about 20 megawatts,” he said. Ethiopia plans to produce as much as 8,000 megawatts of additional electricity from hydropower sources over the next five years, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on April 30. Read more….

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