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Ethiopia - Rwanda cross-border transmission line project is preparing

Number of visits: Date:4/28/2015 03:27:40

Ethiopia and Rwanda government plans to invest $1.2 billion dollar to build a 1068 km long 500kV transmission line, in order to promote bilateral cross-border electricity trade.

Ethiopia's prime minister Hailemariam said, the regional integration is the main driving force of East African countries economic growth. In order to further the development of regional integration, Ethiopia will construct a cross-border transmission lines with Rwanda, to export domestic hydroelectric power to Rwanda through Kenya.

The currently installed capacity of Rwanda is only 153MW, and there are just 16% of families get in the grid. Rwanda plans to achieve installed capacity reached 563MW by 2018, in which 450MW is imported from neghboring countries. If this cross-border transmission line is completed, the idea of inletting neighboring power is easy to achieve.

At present, this cross-border transmission project have been financed by Africa Development Bank, and is expected to put into operation by the end of 2017.

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