Regional Town Gets Solar Farm

Sep 28 , 2019

Qoftu town in Oromia Regional State has been chosen as the site for a solar energy project that has a capacity of generating 250kW of energy. The project that is worth four million dollars was inaugurated on September 20, 2019. Launched last year with South Korean fund, the project will benefit about 800 people or 60 households. The project enables residents of the area to use power for chicken incubators and powers other public services like health centres and schools, according to Frehiwot Woldehanna, state minister of Water & Electricity. The Ethiopian Electricity Utility is working on expanding the project to other sites in the country to address 12 rural kebeles, according to Shiferaw Telila, CEO of Ethiopian Electricity Utility. The government recently launched a national electrification plan to achieve 100pc electricity coverage in the country by 2025 at a total cost of 4.5 billion dollars.  



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