ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) --
Ethiopia earned 35.06 million US dollars from
energy exports to Sudan, Djibouti and Kenya in the first six
months of the current Ethiopian Fiscal Year, which started on
July 9, 2017, an Ethiopian official said on Wednesday.
Speaking to Xinhua,
Bizuneh Tolcha, Director of Public Relations and Communications
Directorate at the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and
Energy, said the revenue met 81 percent of energy exports target
during the six-month period.
Ethiopia had planned
to earn 43.3 million US dollars during the stated period from
Tolcha said the
energy export revenue was earned through selling 100 MW of
energy to Sudan, 70 MW of energy to Djibouti and 10 MW of energy
Ethiopia and Kenya
are also building a 1,045 km electricity transmission line that
will link grids of the two countries. Once completed the
transmission line will have the ability to carry up to 2,000 MW
exports are part of a broader plan to economically integrate the
East African region including through electricity,” said Tolcha.