EEU to install power distribution network improvement project worth $57 mil
Addis Ababa, March 28, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) has announced the 4th phase of the distribution network improvement project which will be carried out in Addis Ababa with a cost of more than $57 million.
Gosaye T/Wolde, head of the distribution rehabilitation department of EEU said that the distribution network improvement project supports the rapid energy demand which has increased in the capital.
Gosaye said “following the rapid growth in Addis Ababa city, the demand for energy has increased more than ever, as a result the improvement project has a significant impact on the service delivery of EEU.”
He also added that the project address the city’s demand for electricity which has increased recently as it also increases the ability of EEU in providing electricity at the required quality and reliable level.
Gosaye pointed out that the department has finalized preliminary work to carry out the 4th phase of the distribution network improvement project to provide quality and reliable electricity to its customers in order to permanently solve the problem of power distribution in the city.
By increasing the capacity of the distribution network and changing the old lines and carrying out renovation and reconstruction works, it will make the power supply reliable to the society, Gosaye has explained.
“The project will be divided into two parts of the city, the first one will be done in South and East part of the city and the second one will be done in North and West of Addis Ababa,” he indicated.
It is stated that the scope of work of the project includes 19 km of new underground buried main intermediate line, 9 km of new overhead suspended main intermediate line, 674 km of existing overhead line rehabilitation work, 2000 new transformer installation work, installation of 3 switching stations and 1991 Renovation of existing transformer.
“A loan of 57 million 500 thousand dollars was allocated from the World Bank for the project,” Gosaye further disclosed.