Ethiopia signs MoU to supply South Sudan with electricity

Ethiopia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Sudan to export hydro and other cheaper energy to Juba.

A memorandum of understanding was signed in Addis Ababa by the authorities including the likes of Peter Marcello, Minister of Energy and Dams in South Sudan and other officials from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance

According to the agreed terms, the power export will start with 100 megawatts in the first phase and then increased to 400 megawatts in subsequent batches.

Much as the deal benefits South Sudan by meeting its power needs, it is considered a win-win for both countries as Ethiopia will equally be at the receiving end of the resulting revenue.

Industry experts revealed that, Ethiopia will become a major power hub, serving more African countries, especially its neighbors following the significant production capacity of the Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) which was recently launched.