Ethiopia, South Sudan eye to interconnect via energy grid

The officials of the Government of Ethiopia and South Sudan expressed their intent to interconnect the two neighboring nations via energy grid.

This is expressed during the meeting of Ethiopia’s delegation from Ethiopian Electric Authority met with South Sudanese Minister of Energy and Dams this weekend.

Deputy CEO of the Authority Andualem Siae highlighted Ethiopia’s commitments to cover the Eastern African Countries by expanding the existing electricity interconnections and setting up new lines.

He also expressed Ethiopia’s readiness to assess and identify better ways to interconnect Ethiopia and South Sudan via the energy grid, according to the press statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

He said in the near future Ethiopia’s green energy capacity will be growing to more than seventy thousand gigawatts, predominantly utilizing environment friendly sources.

Stating the importance of creating strong socio-economic interrelation between the two countries, Peter Marcello, on his part, appreciated Ethiopia’s initiative. Following the discussion, he has indicated directions for further deliberations with the concerned team from the two sides, according to the Ministry.