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Ethiopia and Tanzania commences Electricity export deal

Ethiopia and Tanzania commences Electricity export deal

Ethiopian Electric Power announced that negotiations are underway with its Tanzanian counterpart. The organization plans to earn 30 billion birr from the sale of electricity from domestic and foreign countries in 2023/2024. According to the Director of Communication of Ethiopian Electric Power, Mr Moges Mekonen, told the Ethiopian Press agency, In the current fiscal year, more than 2993 gigawatts of electricity will be exported. Three neighbouring East African countries, namely Sudan, Kenya and Djibouti planned to earn $182 million or 10 billion birr by exporting 2993 gigawatts of electricity. Mr. Moges also said that it is planned to earn 20…
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Kenya named as Ethiopia’s Highest electricity buyer

Kenya named as Ethiopia’s Highest electricity buyer

Kenya becomes the first country in purchasing high amount of electricity from Ethiopia in a single month. The amount of energy that Kenya purchased in January is highest in Ethiopia's power deal history. Kenya bought more electricity because of the severe drought that, and the power generation dams have dried up. According to data from the Kenya Bureau of Statistics, the country installed 68.48 million kilowatts of electricity last January. After the two countries agreed to trade electricity at a discount price, when the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is completed. Kenya has imported 39 million units of energy from Ethiopia…
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Africa’s biggest dam reaches 90 percent completion

Africa’s biggest dam reaches 90 percent completion

Africa's biggest dam reaches 90 percent completion. Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction left only 10 percent to completion. GERD Coordination Project Office announced that the construction of the Great Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been completed 90 percent. The office has given a press release regarding the 12th-year cornerstone of Renaissance Dam construction. The dam will be completed and fully operational next year and will generate 5200 MW of power. GERD, the biggest dam in Africa, which is being built for 5 billion dollars, is being covered by the Ethiopians and the government. The dam's two turbines are currently generating…
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Ethiopia urges Sudan to pay $10 million for electricity bill

Ethiopia urges Sudan to pay $10 million for electricity bill

Sudan ,Kenya and Djibouti are buying electricity from Ethiopia. And since last December, Khartoum stops it's payment. According to officials from Ethiopia electric power, Sudan has not paid the electricity bill that supposed to pay to Addis Ababa and the government has been asked to intervene. Sudan has to pay in full every month for the electricity it uses from Ethiopia and since last year it has cut its payment. Ethiopia exports electricity to three neighboring countries. At the end of one month, the countries will pay for the consumption of electricity sent in the previous month. Sudan should have…
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How Can Geospatial Data and Analytics Ensure ‘Energy Access for All’ in Ethiopia?

How Can Geospatial Data and Analytics Ensure ‘Energy Access for All’ in Ethiopia?

How Can Geospatial Data and Analytics Ensure ‘Energy Access for All’ in Ethiopia? By Alemayehu Agizew, Jake Stockman, Christine Odeph and Dimitris Mentis Figure: An example of data analysis using EAE shows how the platform combines spatial data on demand, supply and others to map areas where energy access can be expanded at different distances from the existing grid. The analysis output is compared with the National Electrification Program 2.0 of Ethiopia. Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report indicates that Ethiopia has significantly increased electricity access. But a lot more can and shall be done. In 2020, electricity access…
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Ethiopia started selling electricity to Kenya.

Ethiopia started selling electricity to Kenya.

Ethiopia started selling electricity to Kenya. According to the Ethiopian Electricity Authority, electricity sales have officially started today in the Ethiopia-Kenya power transmission line. The Ethio-Kenya 500 KV power transmission line and converter distribution station, which has been in trial service since October 29, 2022, has been officially put on sale. This power transmission line is have the capacity to bring in up to 100 million US dollars in annual income, and it has the capacity to transmit up to two thousand megawatts of electricity to countries from Kenya to Tanzania to South Africa, the authority announced. The Ethio-Kenya power…
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568mln Africans live without access to electricity

568mln Africans live without access to electricity

The 2022 edition of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report shows Sub-Saharan Africa’s share of the global population without electricity jumped to 77% in 2020 from 71% in 2018. The increase comes after most regions saw declines in their share of the access deficits following they consistent progress in electrification between 2010 and 2020.  The report claims that there are still 733 million people who have no access to electricity across the world. Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for more than three-quarters of the people (568m) who remained without access in 2020, the report says. The largest unserved populations are in Nigeria (92m),…
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