Ethiopia to bridge electricity connectivity gap with new substations

Although the grid covers about 60% of the towns in Ethiopia, over 70% of people still have no access to electricity.

This gap necessitates for the government to seek various partnerships that will assist in connecting this number of people to the national grid.

Today global power firm, GE Grid Solutions announced it has completed a $40 million electricity transmission system improvement turnkey project in collaboration with the Ethiopian Electric Power.

The project will raise access to electricity by transferring bulk electric power to the southern and south-western parts of the country.

The company noted that new substations will also help reduce technical losses in the transmission system in the medium term.

Published in ESI Africa, 12th July, 2018