U.S. Works With Ethiopia On Renewable Energy

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Addis Ababa, 8 June 2014 (WIC) - United States of America has disclosed that it wants to work on renewable energy production in cooperation with Ethiopia.

The country's Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz talking to Premier Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa, at AU Headquarters said that Ethiopia will be exemplary to Africa allowing the private sector participate in renewable energy production.

He also expressed that Ethiopia has performed successfully on development projects carried out in cooperation with the United States.

According to ERTA, Moniz said United States will continue working in providing finance which is the impediment for the private sector participate in renewable energy production.

Prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn expressed that Ethiopia still needs the support of United States on rural electrification, capacity building and integrated infrastructure development.

Ethiopia has the capacity to generate 37 thousand mega watts of energy from water, wind, solar and geothermal sources by 2037.