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Ethiopia’s fourth wind power project in progress

The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), the state agency in charge of building power projects and generating energy, is currently undertaking the construction of the country’s fourth wind power project. The overall construction project of the 120 megawatts electric generation capacity Aysha II Wind Farm project of Ethiopia surpasses 20%, according to the last September 2018 … Continue reading Ethiopia’s fourth wind power project in progress

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Denmark and Ethiopia expand cooperation on Wind Energy

Denmark will increase our financial support to the Danish-Ethiopian strategic sector cooperation and partnership programme “Accelerating Wind Power Generation” in Ethiopia with 7 million DKK. The programme, which started in 2017, will now run until the end of 2020 contributing to the sustainable development of the Ethiopian energy sector with modern wind energy. The Danish … Continue reading Denmark and Ethiopia expand cooperation on Wind Energy

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China boasts of building Africa’s second largest wind farm in Ethiopia

With Xi Jinping visiting Africa this week, China’s state media has been trumpeting projects on the continent which Chinese firms have helped to build. One of which is a massive wind farm in Ethiopia with more than one-hundred 70-meter-tall turbines that have a total capacity of 153MW. The project, which was completed in 2016 by … Continue reading China boasts of building Africa’s second largest wind farm in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia, Denmark sign 201 mln USD loan agreement for wind energy

Ethiopia signed a 201 million U.S. dollars loan agreement with Denmark on Thursday to finance a 100 MW wind energy project in central Ethiopia. The loan agreement was signed in Ethiopia’s capital between Mette Thygesen, Ambassador of Denmark to Ethiopia and Admasu Nebebe, Deputy Minister, Ethiopia Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC) in the … Continue reading Ethiopia, Denmark sign 201 mln USD loan agreement for wind energy

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Danish government makes major investment in African wind energy

The Danish government has committed 600 million kroner to the development of wind energy in Africa. Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation, approved the deal for the construction of a wind farm up to 54 turbines, or 100 MW, close to Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Total investment in the wind farm amounts to 1.26 billion … Continue reading Danish government makes major investment in African wind energy

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Ethiopia plans to reach 17,300 MW of energy by 2020

Ethiopia plans to reach 17,300 MW of energy by the end of 2020, from the current 4,280 MW of energy, an Ethiopian official said on Monday. Speaking to Xinhua, Bizuneh Tolcha, Director of Public Relations and Communications Directorate at the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), said the government expects to reach the … Continue reading Ethiopia plans to reach 17,300 MW of energy by 2020

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Ethiopia Launches Wind Energy Roadmap

The government of Ethiopia in collaboration with the Danish Energy Agency has published a roadmap for the development of wind farms. The Roadmap will enable the mobilization of private investments much needed in the area more realistic. The roadmap covers spectrum of issues including site selection, grid and bankable data to power sales, financing, procurement … Continue reading Ethiopia Launches Wind Energy Roadmap

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China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia

China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia’s Somali regional state, an Ethiopian official said Thursday.   In a statement sent to Xinhua, Bizuneh Tolcha, Public Relation and Communication Director at the Ethiopia Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), said the Ethiopian government expects the project to be started … Continue reading China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation will build a 120-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is set to become the wind power capital of Africa

As countries rally around for cleaner, alternative sources of energy to meet their needs as well as their commitments as promised at COP 22 which took place in Paris, France in 2015, there has been an increasing shift to solar power. However, some other countries are harvesting another natural resource to meet energy demands–Wind. Yes, … Continue reading Ethiopia is set to become the wind power capital of Africa

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Danish wind energy helping in Ethiopia

Danish wind energy competencies will in the future assist sustainable transition in Ethiopia after the two nations signed a new agreement regarding the expansion of wind energy in the east African nation. The Energy, Supply and Climate Ministry will co-operate with the Foreign Ministry and Energinet.dk to contribute to the program ‘Accelerating Wind Power Generation in … Continue reading Danish wind energy helping in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia aims at 1,500 Megawatts from wind power

Ethiopia’s Government aims to set up wind power projects that can create 1,500 Megawatts during the second Growth and Transformation Plan Period (GTP II). The government intends to work on the projects by its own capacity.   It is said that Ethiopia’s wind energy potential is 1.3 million Megawatt. The government is aimed at efficiently … Continue reading Ethiopia aims at 1,500 Megawatts from wind power

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Wind energy in Ethiopia: Chines Firm to Develop Wind Farm in Aisha

The Chinese electric company, Dongfang Electric Corporation Limited (DECL), concluded an agreement with Ethiopian Electric Power Utility (EEPU) for the development of wind farm in Aisha area of Somali State, Ethiopia. The wind farm is expected to cost 257 million USD and it will be located in 20 kilometers distance from Ethio-Djibouti border. According to … Continue reading Wind energy in Ethiopia: Chines Firm to Develop Wind Farm in Aisha

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Ethiopia is working to boost geothermal energy, solar power and wind energy

The Adama wind farm opened last month, its 153MW capacity making it the largest wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa, and the latest of three giant Ethiopian wind farms.     The wind blows hard over Adama, a range of rocky hills in Ethiopia’s highlands that provide the perfect location for one of the continent’s largest … Continue reading Ethiopia is working to boost geothermal energy, solar power and wind energy

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Wind power in Ethiopia: Four new wind farm projects

As Ethiopia gears to make wind power one of the significant part of the country’s renewable energy sources, four new wind farm power projects totaling 542 megawats of energy are to be constructed in the coming years, an official said.   The report was released in a booklet during the inauguration of the third wind power … Continue reading Wind power in Ethiopia: Four new wind farm projects

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Ethiopia opens Africa’s biggest wind farm with 101 wind turbines

Ethiopia’s wind farm, dubbed as the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa, has been inaugurated 95 kilometer south east of the capital Addis Ababa. The $345 million Adama II wind farm consists of 101 wind turbines, towering above an arid region of oromia regional state. The country’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn inaugurated the third wind farm. The … Continue reading Ethiopia opens Africa’s biggest wind farm with 101 wind turbines

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Wind power in Ethiopia: Adama II Wind Farm to Be Completed in Three Months

The Adama II Wind Farm, a power generating project which has been jointly implemented by two Chinese companies, namely HYDROCHINA and CGCOC, since July 2013 is nearing completion. Liu Jianquan, HYDROCHINA Procurement and Programme Manager told The Ethiopian Herald yesterday that 78 of the total 102 wind turbines, each having a power generating capacity of … Continue reading Wind power in Ethiopia: Adama II Wind Farm to Be Completed in Three Months

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UNEP to help East Africa tap 500 MW of geothermal energy

The beneficiaries’ country of geothermal power will include Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.    The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) will assist six East Africa states to tap 500 MW of geothermal power in the next five years. Programme Manager for the UNEP’s African Rift Geothermal Development Facility Meseret Zemedkun told Xinhua in Nairobi … Continue reading UNEP to help East Africa tap 500 MW of geothermal energy

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Ethiopia eyes investing on 300 MW wind energy

Ethiopia is in negotiations to finalize a deal with a Chinese firm Dongfang Electric Corporation to construct a 120 MW wind farm in place called Ayisha near the Djibouti Border.   Miskir Negash, External Communications Director at Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), told newBusinessEthiopia.com that with the country embarking on a green economy strategy, wind power is … Continue reading Ethiopia eyes investing on 300 MW wind energy

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AORA to build its first commercial Concentrated Solar Power plant in Ethiopia

Powered primarily by the sun, AORA’s Tulip Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) works 24/7 – even at night and when it’s cloudy. Powered primarily by the sun, AORA’s Tulip Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) works 24/7 – even at night and when it’s cloudy.      Solar energy is an ideal solution for the power needs of … Continue reading AORA to build its first commercial Concentrated Solar Power plant in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia to Generate 300 MW Solar Energy

The Ethiopian Electric Power headed by Engineer Azeb Asnake signed on Oct.14 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a US-based company Green Technology Africa Inc. (GTA) to generate 300 megawatts of solar energy. The partnership signifies the collaboration of the government and the private sector which aims at supporting Ethiopia’s green development strategies with the … Continue reading Ethiopia to Generate 300 MW Solar Energy

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