Kenya-Ethiopia electricity project receives greenlight

Power transmission line25 October 2013, Nairobi – Kenya will soon begin buying cheaper electricity from Ethiopia.

The two counties have secured partial funds for construction of a 1,068-kilometre power line, expected to be completed in September 2018.

The 102 billion shillings Eastern Electricity Highway project will run from Ethiopia into several towns along the border in North Eastern Kenya. Ethiopia produces 45,000 megawatts of electricity from its dams, but only uses a fraction of that power.

– The Star

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