Monday, May 19, 2014

The Ethio-Kenya Electricity Highway Project

The Ethio-Kenya Electricity Highway Project is an important move towards the development of the regional power pool. Construction of the 500KV transmission line links the national grids of the two countries. The program would alleviate the bottleneck problem for the exchange of electric power between the two countries. The project is important because it would serve as the backbone of the East African Regional transmission network.

The project feasibility study completed in 2009 and more than 212 million people will be benefited. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2016 at a total cost of 1.3 billion USD. African Development Bank (ADP) and World Bank (WB) approved the loan.

The Ethio-Kenya Electricity Highway Project workshop, which is the first phase of the east African Power Integration Regional program, was officially launched in a ceremony held at Hilton Hotel here in Addis Ababa on May 14,2013.  High-ranking officials from Ethiopia and Kenya, representatives of the World Bank and African Development Bank (AFDB) attended the ceremony.

The Ethio-Kenya Electricity Highway Project is part of a larger program (The Africa Clean Energy Corridor) to construct an electricity grid throughout Africa.  (EEPCo)


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