Ethiopia to build geothermal power plant in July

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Addis Ababa, 8 April 2014 (WIC) – Ethiopia will build a 1000-megawatt geothermal power plant in July, Alemayehu Tegenu, minister of water, irrigation and energy, said Monday.
The Korbete Power Plant, to be built in the Afar Regional State at a cost of some $2 billion, is expected to be fully operational within six years.
During its first phase, the plant will be able to generate 500 megawatts. (