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South Sudan signs up for Ethiopia dam power

Ethiopia has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Sudan to export hydro and other cheaper energy to Juba.

According to the Ethiopian Electric Power, the power utility, Ethiopia has agreed to export an initial 100 Megawatts of electricity to South Sudan over the next three years.

The Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam. PHOTO | FILE

The agreement was signed last week as a South Sudanese delegation, led by Energy and Dam Minister, Peter Marcello, paid a working visit to Ethiopia to finalise the memorandum of understanding the two countries had agreed on power purchase previously.

Ethiopian Electric Power Corporate Planning Executive Officer Andualem Siaa told state media that Ethiopia will export 100 megawatts of electricity to South Sudan in the first phase of the three-year period and will supply 400 megawatts of power then after.

Andualem said Ethiopia is aggressively working to supply electric power to its neighbours as part of regional integration with its neighbours.

Source: The East African

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