Nov 22, 2011 - The Ethiopian Electric Power Corp (EEPCO) is to break ground on 1,015 MW of wind and geothermal power projects in the current fiscal year, Ethiopian newspaper Capital reported today.
The projects include six wind power generation schemes, among which are the 300-MW Ayisha wind farm in eastern Ethiopia, the 153-MW Adama II project and the 250-MW Galema I development.
The one geothermal scheme set for launch is the 70-MW Aluto Langano project. In addition, EEPCO intends to develop ethanol production installation in the future.
The wind and geothermal projects come to back EEPCO's plans to boost Ethiopia's power capacity to 10,000 MW by the end of 2015 from 2,000 MW currently, the report said.
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