ETHIOPIA – The government of Ethiopia has commissioned the Ginchi Power Distribution Station built at cost of US$8.4 million in the West Oromia region, Ethiopia.

The station became ready for operation back in September 2020 according to Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), the Ethiopian electrical power industry and state-owned electric producer engaged in the development, investment, construction, operation, and management of power plants, power generation, and power transmission.

The Ginchi Power Distribution Station has a capacity of holding 230/15 Kilovolt electric power –  equipped with a dual-clutch transmission network that has 230 Kilovolt input and 10×15 Kilovolt output lines.

The power station was built by Larsen and Toubro Ltd commonly known as L&T, an Indian multinational technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing, and financial services conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

MVV Energie AG, a Germany-based company that operates in the energy sector was the project consultant while France Development Bank and the Ethiopian government financed the development of the project.

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Energy said that the Ginchi Power Distribution Station will be crucial in addressing the demand for electricity in the West Oromia region, and the East African country at large.

On the other hand, the Chief Administrator of the Oromia region added that the power station will help expedite ecotourism and will power manufacturing industries, which will consequently create more jobs for the local population.

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