Ethiopia’s energy firm to build substation to boost power supply

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Ethiopian Electric Power is to carry out power substations expansion construction in three towns of Amhara regional state at a cost of over 2 billion birr, reports said on Tuesday.Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Electric Power Azeb Asnake, signed an agreement with Xiang Rui, representative of Shanghai Electric Group Company.

According to the agreement, a 400-kV power substation with 450MW carrying capacity will be built in Woldia town. The expansion at Kombolcha helps to supply 900 MW electric power to the town.

About 85 percent of the cost for the expansion has been earned from China Exim bank and the balance will be covered by the government of Ethiopia.

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