Ethiopian Sugar Corporation has plans to produce 950 megawatts of electric power from its sugar development projects by the end of GTP II peroid.Corporate Communication Directorate Director of the Corporation, ZemedkunTeklehas recently told Walta Information Center (WIC) that the stated amount to be produced is more than three times the installed capacity of Tekeze Hydro Electric Dam which produces 300 megawatts.
Ethiopia has begun developing 10 sugar factories in various parts of the country in GTP I period. Of these, eight are expected to be completed by the end of GTP II period in 2020.
They will enhance the country’s capacity of generating electric power from the by-products of sugar, according to Zemedkun.
Upon completion of the development projects, the factories will consume 550 megawatts of power for their operation and discharge the remaining 400 megawatts to the national power grid.
ETHIOPIA PLANS 950 MW ELECTRIC POWER FROM SUGAR DEV’T PROJECTS21/12/2015