12 million euros from the EU to reinforce electrical interconnection between Djibouti and Ethiopia
6 April 2011
March 28: The European Union has granted 12 million euros in aid for an infrastructure project relating to the transport and generation of electricity in Djibouti.
It will "improve the electric interconnection between Ethiopia and Djibouti in order to alleviate the impact of the energy shortages and the steep rise in the cost of oil", states a press release from the European Union, available on its website.
The works include the construction of a national control center, which will centralize the management of the electricity system in Djibouti.
A 63/20 kilovolt transformer station in Djibouti and 63 Kilovolt transport lines will also be installed.
Finally, the project makes provision to optimize the distribution of energy in the Djibouti area, in particular by using generating units which utilize renewable sources.
The main aim is to stimulate the economic growth of the region and help to improve the living conditions of the people of Djibouti.