January 5

100MW Wind Farm to Power More Than 400,000 Ethiopian Households

Siemens Gamesa has sealed the deal on its first wind farm project in Ethiopia.

The company will deliver 29 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines to state-owned utility Ethiopian Electric Power for the Assela wind farm project. The 100MW wind farm will help to power more than 400,000 Ethiopian households. The wind farm should be commissioned by 2023 and is set to save the country more than 260,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.

Roberto Sabalza, CEO for onshore Southern Europe and Africa at Siemens Gamesa: “Siemens Gamesa is intent on expanding its leadership across Africa, and in turn help a growing transition to green energy across the continent. So, we are extremely pleased to begin work in Ethiopia and look forward to collaborating with both EEP and the country to continue to promote their drive to install more renewables and meet transformational energy targets.”

Photo courtesy of usukhbayar-gankhuyag.

Source: ESI Africa (link opens in a new window)

renewable energy, SDGs