The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation signed an agreement for the construction of Adama II Wind Power Generation Project with Chinese company GCOC. The agreement worth 340 million US dollars was signed by Mihret Debebe Chief Executive of the EEPCo and Wang Yantao, manager with GCOC.
The power project, which is an extension of the Adama I Wind Power Project is expected to play an important role in effecting the economic transformation of the country said Mihret.
The projects will supply power for the industrial activities in Adama town and the surrounding areas. The national potential for generating wind energy has been projected to be significant according to Mihret.The wind power projects will contribute to alleviate the general energy shortage in the country said Wang Yantao, General Manager of Sino-Africa Renewable Energy Engineering Corporation plc. China is committed to support Ethiopia’s industrialization plans for the coming ten years he said.
The Adama I Wind project was constructed within a period of one year but it is expected that Adama II will take 18 months to construct Adama II said Yantao. Adama II is intended to generate 153 MW with the Chinese government financing the project.
Source: Ethiopian Herald