As stated by the AFDB, the project development objective is to increase access to clean and reliable electricity supply by reinforcing the transmission system capacity of the Eastern Ethiopia Electricity Grid. The reinforced eastern grid will address voltage drop and power losses in the region and allow more industries and households to be connected to grid electricity, facilitate the full-scale operation of factories connected to the grid and eliminate the use of diesel generators that currently provide base power to the region, and, more importantly, support the launch of the Government's program for irrigated agriculture in the region. Consequently, the project is key to addressing fragility by enhancing the socioeconomic viability of the Eastern Ethiopia region and ultimately, the Federal Republic of Somalia through its eventual interconnection.
According to the AFDB, the project has high environmental and social risks. Therefore, the Bank categorized it as "Category 1".
The project will benefit from a USD 52 million loan from the Korea Eximbank, and from a government contribution of USD 15.89 million.
As stated on the company's website, the mission of Ethiopian Electric Power constitutes of conducting feasibility study, surveying, design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, operation and management of generation, transmission and substation infrastructures with a focus on renewable energy; selling and buying electricity in bulk, providing reliable and safe electricity that is used for the country’s prosperity and continental connectivity.
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AFDB Team Leader:
Arkins Mwila Kabungo - Senior Energy Officer
Implementing Agency - Ethiopian Electric Power:
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