Miniskir told the state-run news agency ENA that Ethiopia’s potential capacity in hydroelectric power is 45,000 MW while 10,000 MW can be generated from wind power and 5,000 MW from geothermal sources.
Ethiopia plans to expand electric service coverage in the country to 75 per cent during the coming five years from the present 41 per cent.
Ethiopia currently generates about 2,000 MW almost exclusively from hydroelectric power. The country plans to expand this to about 8,000 MW in the next five years. A 120MW wind farm plan is being constructed in Tigray State and similar wind power projects will start in Adama, Aysha – an area located between Dire Dawa and Dewelle as well as in Debreberhan and Mesebo, ENA reported.
EEPCo said it will install for the first time in the country a 500 kilovolt high-voltage electric cable covering up to 434-km.