The state-owned Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) announced that drilling at the Aluto Langano geothermal project in Ethiopia's Rift Valley will begin on April 18, 2021.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) presided over the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between a UAE based energy firm and the Ministry of Finance (MoF), to generate 500 MW energy in the country. Committing his Office’s support to the investors, the PM said “Count on us.”
The United States of America, through its International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), has committed USD 1.55 million (equivalent to some 54 million birr) in technical development for the Tulu Moye Geothermal Power Plant Project in Ethiopia.
Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations (TMGO), a USD 800 million project, has started its drilling in Tulu Moye, located in Arsi Zone of Oromia Region. This is to be a long term project, due to be completed by 2025 and generate 150 MW, which will be added to the Ethiopian Electricity Grid base-load needs.