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Ethiopia achieved only 3.9% of its energy target

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 2:27 am

(Muluken Yewondwossen) The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) only achieved about four percent of its targeted plan which aims to generate an additional 8,000mw electric power during the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). Alemayehu [...]

South Sudan, Egypt Ink $26 Million in Bilateral Deals

Thursday, November 27, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

(Philip Aleu) South Sudan and Egypt have signed agreements worth $26.6 million to launch water and technical development projects in South Sudan, a high-ranking official in President Salva Kiir’s office has said. The deals were signed last [...]

As Kenya’s power supply grows, costs drop

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 10:01 pm

Monitor Global Outlook reports: Kenya’s goal of 5000 megawatts of electricity generation by 2017 is steadily bringing down electricity prices as renewable sources increasingly replace expensive fuel. Kenya can’t use up all the power it [...]

Ethiopia exporting 170MW electricity to neighboring countries

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:32 pm

(Nesru Jemal) The Ethiopian Electric Service (EES), a company leading the service delivery, said the nation is currently exporting 170MW power to neighboring countries. Sudan, Djibouti and Kenya are the three countries being provided with 100MW, [...]

Ethiopia, Djibouti embarking on major Geothermal Power Schemes

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @ 11:46 pm

(Shem Oirere) Djibouti and Ethiopia are developing new geothermal power capacities that are intended to enable them meet increasing demand for electricity and enhance their sustainable-energy portfolio. The World Bank has provided details about its [...]

Egypt caps electricity usage in mosques

Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 11:24 pm

(Maggie Fick and Stephen Kalin) Egypt, facing the worst energy shortages for years, has set limits for electricity use at mosques as part of government efforts to ease the impact of power cuts already affecting homes and factories. The religious [...]

Ethiopia: US firms to build 300 MW Solar power plants

Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 3:45 am

Global Trade and Development Consulting together with its Project Development Partner, Energy Ventures, both Maryland-based companies, today announced that they have been awarded the contract by the Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy and the [...]

Ethiopia: A lot of hot air over gas

Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

(Kaleyesus Bekele) Part of Ethiopia’s geology resembles the oil and gas fields of the Middle East and, indeed, natural gas fields were first discovered as far back as 1972. Despite the fact that commercially viable volumes of gas are present, [...]

Ethiopia: Reykjavik to build Africa’s largest geothermal plant

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

Following earlier news on the planned Corbetti project in Ethiopia, Reykjavik Geothermal now reports having signed a 25 year PPA and contracts with the Ethiopian government for the development of up to 1,000 MW on this site about 200 km south of the [...]

Indians to manage Ethiopia’s electric utility

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

(Hadra Ahmed) Ethiopia is to outsource the management of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), a company owned by the Indian government. PGCIL has won the tender floated by Ethiopia’s [...]

Ethiopia to build Africa’s largest geothermal plant

Thursday, October 10, 2013 @ 1:37 am

(By John Daly) On 27 September Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Michael Debretsion announced the first independent power project in Ethiopia’s history. The $4 billion 1,000 megawatt Corbetti [...]

Chinese to build Uganda’s new dam on Nile

Thursday, June 20, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

(PesaTimes) Government has decided to award the EPC contract of the construction of the 600MW Karuma Hydropower Plant (HPP) and associated transmission Lines (Karuma Interconnection Project) to Sinohydro Corporation. The agreement was signed on [...]

Nile| Museveni: Africa won’t let Egyptians bully Ethiopia

Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

(Giles Muhame) President Yoweri Museveni has sternly warned the Egyptian “government and other groups” against making “chauvinist and irrational statements” in the wake of Ethiopia’s decision to construct a multi-billion dollar electricity [...]
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