70 MW extension at Aluto-Langano, Ethiopia progressing
The addition of 70 MW to the Aluto-Langano geothermal power plant in Ethiopia is moving according to plan and is expected to go online on April 2015.
Local news from Ethiopia state that the Aluto-Langano geothermal power plant is moving according to plan and will be completed next year.
According to Energy Study and Development Follow-up Director Gosaye Mengistie, over 78 percent of construction of the geothermal plant has so far been finalized and is expected that it will go
in April 2015.
Launched in 2013, the expansion of the Aluto-Langano geothermal power plant will increase the country’s generation capacity from geothermal to 70mw power from the current 7mw. The expansion project is financed by assistance from a 12 million dollar grant from the government of Japan, a 13 million dollar loan from the World Bank and 10 million dollars from the Ethiopian government.
Apart from this project, there are plant to develop more than 1000 MW of geothermal power in Ethiopia.
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Source: All Africa Website