Ethiopia officially starts exporting electricity to Kenya
Addis Ababa, November 17, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopia has officially started exporting electricity to Kenya as of today, November 17, 2022.
The Ethio-Kenya 500 kilovolt power transmission line and converter substation has officially started selling electricity to Kenya.
It is stated that the Ethio-Kenya 500 kilovolt transmission line, which officially started power transmission today, has a potential to generate up to 100 million USD in revenue annually.
It is also stated that the transmission line has a capacity to transmit up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity to countries from Kenya to Tanzania to South Africa.
Ethiopia has already started selling electricity to Sudan and Djibouti, and has signed a MoU with Somaliland, Tanzania, South Sudan and other African countries for power export.
A statement sent by Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) to Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) indicates that Ethiopia earned 95.4 million US dollars from power export to Sudan and Djibouti.