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ETHIOPIA: Addis Ababa gets support for electrification process

The World Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $500 million loan to Ethiopia. The funds allocated by the International Development Association (IDA) will help accelerate Ethiopia’s electrification process. The Ethiopian government is focusing on extending and strengthening the national electricity grid in the country’s major cities. Off-grid solutions are favoured in rural areas.

Ethiopia: Sinosoar signs contract to build mini-grid

China’s Sinosoar signed an agreement on 12 March with the state Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) to design, build and operate a solar-diesel mini-grid in Bokolomayo Village in the south of Somali Regional State. The mini-grid will have a combined 2MWp of solar PV capacity, 5.5MWh of battery storage, 450kW of diesel generator back-up and a …

Ethiopia: Sinosoar signs contract to build mini-grid

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IKEA Foundation supports electrification of rural communities in Ethiopia

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is partnering with IKEA Foundation to improve access to energy in rural communities in Ethiopia. RMI will leverage a $1 million grant from IKEA Foundation to provide rural communities with access to renewable energy. RMI will also leverage the grant to ensure project beneficiaries create new opportunities for income generation …

IKEA Foundation supports electrification of rural communities in Ethiopia

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Aid organization seeks developers for mini-grids in Ethiopia

U.S. aid organization Mercy Corps has opened a call for expressions of interest in designing, building and operating several mini-grids at three refugee camps around Jigjiga, a city in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia on the border with Somalia. The developer selected will have to harness the solar resource potential of the three camps, estimate required energy demand and investigate land options for …

Aid organization seeks developers for mini-grids in Ethiopia

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