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Ethiopia Sees Nationwide Power Cuts as Drought Dries Dams

Ethiopia expects more Power Cuts due to low water levels at dams
Fear of a nationwide power shortages in Ethiopia although 67 million of its citizens already lives in darkness.

By William Davidson,

Ethiopia may face further power shortages because of low water levels at dams after a poor rainy season, an official said, following two days of sporadic cuts caused by technical faults at hydropower plants.

Unspecified issues at a substation serving Oromia region’s Gibe 1 and 2 plants, which together can produce as much as 604 megawatts, and a shutdown at the 320-megawatt Tana Beles installation in Amhara state, caused the outages on Nov. 28-29, Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy spokesman Bezuneh Tolcha said Monday by phone. Continue reading Ethiopia Sees Nationwide Power Cuts as Drought Dries Dams