Ethiopia to tender 300 MW of solar energy

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Ethiopia to tender 300 MW of solar energy

The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity (MoWIE) of Ethiopia has announced plans to select developers to generate 300 MW from solar energy through a tender process to see light in the next months.

Bizuneh Tolcha, Public Relations and Communication Director at the Ministry told a local source on January 12, 2016, Ethiopia will begin the construction of three solar energy plants each with 100 MW power generation capacity next year at a total cost of US$630 million.

The power plants will be located in Semera and Awash Arba of Afar Regional State.

The Government is currently preparing the tender process to attract domestic and foreign companies with experience in development of solar projects.

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