Ethiopia generated 7,668 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of power in the first six months of the current financial year, which began on July 8, 2021. According to Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP), the state power generation organization, which evaluated its first six months’ performance. The amount of electricity generated in the country has decreased by 2% compared to the same period last year.
The war in the north of the country, where Tekeze Hydropower and the Ashegoda wind project are located, is blamed for the fall. According to EEP, accurate data on the country’s two energy sources, which are in Tigray, is difficult to get. Meanwhile, EEP said that it met 84.4 percent of its target for the six-month period under consideration.
Hydropower generated 7,372 GWh, wind generated 271 GWh, and geothermal generated the remainder 25 GWh. According to state media outlet AhramOnline, Egypt generated 14,000 GWh in 2021 using transboundary water flowing from Ethiopia for hydropower generating.
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