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Gibe III was officially inaugurated

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has officially launched Gibe III hydropower project of the Ethiopian Electric Power.

“Attaining development plans without electricity will be difficult for the country,” the Prime Minister told stakeholders at the launch.

It was built by Salini Impregilo, an Italian company that was also behind the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam. The construction took nine years to complete and consumed over 35 Billion Birr.

Over 60pc of the project is financed by China Exim

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Addis light rail to get 160MW power

The electrified Addis Ababa Light Railway Transit (AA-LRT) is set to receive some 160MW electric power from four substations which directly receive power from the national grid. Following the completion of one of the four remaining substations erected at Ayat area, east of the capital, a Gas Insulated Switch (GIS) system was inaugurated by high level officials on Sunday.

Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD), minister of Communication and Information Technology, and Azeb Asnake, general manager of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), were

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General Electric (GE) to build wind farm

ge-logo-ethiopia windfarm somali ayshaA consortium that includes General Electric, a US based company, is going to undertake the wind farm project at Aysha, Somali regional state.
The consortium that delivered its study for the development of 310mw of electric power from wind is expected to bring a detailed proposal.
According to sources, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has approved the

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