Ethiopia is making plans to become Africa’s clean energy hub ♻️
Of the 71 power projects Ethiopia plans to build over the next 10 years, 16 are hydro-power, 24 wind, 17 steam, and 14 are solar, making the model arguably one of the world’s biggest policy shifts towards clean energy and potentially building Ethiopia into a leader in clean energy in Africa.
At the same time, Ethiopia will bolster its electricity generating capacity from the current 4,200 MW to around 35,000 MW by 2037. The country is inching closer to commissioning its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which at 6,000 MW, will be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa, as well as the 8th largest in the world.
With increased power generating capacity, Ethiopia also expects to sell electricity to Kenya and establish grid links to South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Yemen across the Red Sea.