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Germany Keen to Support Ethiopia’s Renewable Energy Dev’t amidst Growing Climate Changes

Addis Ababa, July 11, 2023 (FBC) – Jennifer Lee Morgan, State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany reaffirmed Germany’s continued support for Ethiopia’s renewable Energy development to tackle climate changes and build up green economy.

In an exclusive interview with Fana Broadcasting Corporate, the especial envoy said that Germany is ready to support Ethiopia in the development of a national Grid which stated to be flexible enough to deploy renewable energy.

Jennifer Lee Morgan said “Germany being one of the largest donors to the adaptation fund will support Ethiopia in its climate resilient endeavors, as Germany made a new commitment to increase the fund by three percent”.

She said Germany is supporting Ethiopia’s effort in its energy transitions including in preserving and developing its natural resources in the advent of concerns over climate change, Food and Agriculture.

The State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action added that her country is keen to support Ethiopia’s Renewable Energy Development amidst Growing Climate Changes that leads to have good harvest for farmers as an alternative for rain-fed farming and address climate change concerns.

The especial envoy further said that Germany extends financial and materials support for agricultural development in Ethiopia on the top of sharing knowledge and technological experience.

Jennifer said that Germany will continue its support to Ethiopia’s efforts in addressing the access to modern energy services and reliable and efficient supply of energy to the economy and especially to decentralized and coordinate power generation.

She further added that experiences of the German energy transition contribute to sustainably transforming Ethiopia’s energy system towards a comprehensive use of renewable energies and energy efficiency in the country.

The Ethiopian-German Energy Cooperation supports Ethiopia in the energy transition, she has stated.

The project pilots the digitalization of hydropower plants with the state-owned power generation company Ethiopian Electric Power.

The project also supports the Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE) and other authorities on strategic issues, including Ethiopia’s positioning in the hydrogen economy, and the global dialogue on the energy transition.

It is stated that Ethiopia is in a particularly advantageous geographical position when it comes to harnessing water, sun, wind and geothermal energy.

Hydropower resources currently account for over 90 per cent of Ethiopian electricity generation and will enable integration of fluctuating solar and wind power into the East African Power Pool.







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