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Kenya will complete 2 GW power interconnector with Ethiopia in June 2021

23 Feb 2021

Kenya plans to complete a power interconnection with Ethiopia in June 2021. The Ethiopia-Kenya interconnection line, which should cost KES50.6bn (US$460m) consists of a 1,045 km, 500kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line with 2,000 MW converter substations at both ends of the line. The new transmission line is part of a project, which seeks to integrate power systems of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda under the Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP) Master Plan.

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