|Approval Date||19 Sep 2012|
|Signature Date||05 Dec 2012|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23630|
The project involves the construction of an electricity highway between Ethiopia and Kenya, consisting of about 1,068 km of high voltage direct current (HVDC) 500 kV transmission line and associated AC/DC converter stations at Wolayta-Sodo (Ethiopia) and Suswa (Kenya) substations, with a power transfer capacity of up to 2,000 MW. The project is expected to cost UA 840 million and to be commissioned in November 2017. The project will ultimately promote power trade and regional integration, contribute to the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) countries’ social and economic development, and reduce poverty in those countries.
The project’s development objective is to promote power trade and regional integration, contribute to the East African countries’ social and economic development, and reduce poverty in those countries. The project aims at improving the supply of electricity in Kenya and other EAPP countries in the long run by exporting power from Ethiopia. This will result in improved supply of electricity in Kenya and other East African countries in the long run. The project involves the construction of an electricity highway between Ethiopia and Kenya consisting of about 1,068 km of transmission line (about 437 km will be in Ethiopia and about 631 km in Kenya) and associated AC/DC converter stations at Wolayta-Sodo (Ethiopia) and Suswa (Kenya) substations with a transfer capacity of up to 2,000 MW in either direction.
The project's direct beneficiaries are households, businesses, and industries in communities located in Kenya, the direct offtaker of the power. The interconnection with Ethiopia will ensure access to reliable and affordable energy to around 870,000 households by 2018; increasing to around 1,400,000 households cumulative by 2022 (of which 18% will be located in rural areas).
African Development Fund
Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation
|Last Update||30 Jan 2023|
|Name||ABIYEHOY Girma Mekuria|
|1.98333 37.9167||Log Logo|
|7.83139 37.3217||Gilgel Gibe I Power Station|
|6.03333 37.55||Arba Minch|
|1.25 37||Samburu District|
|0.5 36||Rift Valley Province|
|-0.344 36.5||Nyandarua District|
|-0.484025 36.1713||Nakuru District|