Ethiopia increases electricity generation 11-fold in 27 years

ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia has increased its electricity generation capacity 11-fold during the last 27 years, an Ethiopian official said on Friday.

Azeb Asnake, CEO of Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), said Ethiopia has managed to increase its electricity generation from 380 Mega Watts (MW) in 1991 to around 4,300 MW currently, reported state affiliated media outlet Radio Fana.

She also said EEP has managed to increase its customer numbers from 600,000 in 1991 to around 2.8 million people in 2018, while an additional 8,000 rural towns have become beneficiaries of electricity during the same period.

Published in Xinhua, 25th May, 2018