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Sudan Requests Purchase of 1,000 MW Electric Power

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Addis Ababa (ENA) August 5/2021 Ethiopian Electrical Energy (EEP) mentioned Sudan has requested to buy 1,000 megawatts of electrical energy from Ethiopia.

EEP Company Planning Government Officer, Andualem Sia advised ENA that varied African international locations, together with Sudan have expressed curiosity to buy electrical energy from Ethiopia.

Professionals from each international locations are discussing Sudan’s curiosity to buy 1,000 MW, he added.

EEP consultants went to Khartoum final month and Sudanese consultants would quickly arrive in Ethiopia to proceed the talks.

Equally, South Sudan, Kenya and Djibouti have expressed curiosity to buy electrical energy and negotiations have been underway, in response to the manager officer.

Building of 500-Kilowatt transmission line is nearing completion and members of the Kenyan parliament will go to Ethiopia subsequent week to debate the difficulty, Andualem acknowledged.

Past Kenya, Ethiopia has constructed transmission infrastructure that might carry 2,000 megawatts to Tanzania and as much as South Africa, he revealed.  

Moreover, a examine that permits Somaliland to get energy from Ethiopia has been performed with the assist of the World Financial institution by East Africa Energy Coverage.

South Sudan has on its half expressed want to buy energy, the manager officer mentioned, including {that a} staff of consultants will quickly journey to South Sudan to conduct a examine on the development of the facility line.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) advantages not solely Ethiopia but additionally Africa, Andualem famous, including that the present demand for electrical energy from these sisterly international locations  reveals their nice expectation within the dam.

The manager officer mentioned, “Ethiopia will work exhausting to profit itself and change into the delight of Africa.”

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