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Ethiopia Targets Electricity Interconnection with South Sudan

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Ethiopia and South Sudan are targeting potential energy cooperation, following a recent meeting between a delegation from Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and South Sudanese Minister of Energy and Dams, Peter Marcello.

According to Deputy CEO of EEP, Andualem Siae, Ethiopia is seeking to increase its electricity transmission and distribution capacity to more than 70,000 GW, with an emphasis on clean power generation. Increased connectivity between the two countries via a regional energy grid could be an asset for South Sudan, whose electrification rates are among the lowest in Africa.

Ethiopia has already emerged as a leader in establishing diversified, off-grid and more climate-resilient power systems on the continent. Last September, the East African nation unveiled its $40-billion roadmap to build 71 power projects over the next decade, with a view to becoming a net energy exporter and regional clean energy hub.

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Grace Goodrich

Grace Goodrich

Grace Goodrich is a Publications Editor at Energy Capital & Power, where she writes about the intersection of energy, policy and global finance in sub-Saharan Africa's fastest-growing economies. Grace produces our Africa Energy Series investment reports in Angola and Equatorial Guinea (2019), as well as co-authored African Energy Chamber: Road to Recovery (2021).