Ethiopia Opens Africa’s Largest Wind Farm To Boost Power Production – 26 October 2013

Egypt.com

Africas biggest wind farm began production in Ethiopia on Saturday, aiding efforts to diversify electricity generation from hydropower plants and help the country become a major regional exporter of energy.

The Horn of Africa country – plagued by frequent blackouts – plans to boost generating capacity from 2,000 MW to 10,000 MW within the next three to five years, much of it coming from the 6,000 MW Grand Renaissance Dam under construction on the Nile.

The plan also consists of raising wind power generation to more than 800 MW and geothermal capacity to less than 100 MW.

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