Ethiopia and Sudan: Energy Connectivity
Energy Connectivity between #Ethiopia & #Sudan
Energy connectivity is a key factor in facilitating mutual growth and cooperation for neighbouring countries like Ethiopia and Sudan. Ethiopia, in light of this objective and bringing about economic integration with Sudan and its neighbours, is striving to make available much needed hydroelectric power at an affordable market price.
Currently, Ethiopia is regularly supplying electric power to Sudan more than the stated amount in the power supply agreement signed to connect the national grids of the two sisterly countries.
Contrary to some erroneous reports and misinformation campaigns, the two countries are exerting efforts to increase the current amount of power supply arrangement to 1000MW upon construction of the necessary power transmission lines and finalization of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (#GERD). In this regard, the two countries are jointly working with their development partners to have the power transmission lines ready in the near future.
Moreover, the successful testing of power generating turbines and the commencement of power generation in GERD comes at a crucial time to bring the two countries a step closer towards meeting their energy demands and economic integration.
Ethiopia and Sudan possess a huge potential to increase their energy connectivity. Hence, investing in various joint infrastructural development projects geared towards economic integration will inevitably facilitate mutual growth and cooperation.
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