Ethipia Wants To Increase Wind Energy Generation With Siemens Gamesa

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ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. Siemens Gamesa has signed its first wind power project in Ethiopia with state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP),strengthening its leadership in Africa as the country begins to expand its green energy capacity to meet ambitious renewable targets.

The 100MW Assela wind farm will be located between the towns of Adama and Assela, approximately 150 km south of the capital, Addis Ababa, and will contributetoclean and affordable powerfor the country’s electricity grid. Energía Limpia XXI magazine states that the new wind farm will save more than 260,000tons of CO2 emissions per year

The country has set an ambitious target to supply 100% of its domestic energy demand through renewable energy by 2030. According to the African Development Bank, Ethiopia has abundant resources, particularly wind with a potential 10GWof installation capacity andhaving installed 324MW at present.

“Siemens Gamesa is intent on expanding its leadership across Africa, and in…

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