Ministry to provide round the clock power supply for industries in Addis
Addis Ababa, June 16 ( WIC) – Ethiopia currently has a capacity of producing nearly three thousand megawatt of electricity of which over 40 percent goes to the industry sector and 30 percent to the service sector.
Experts drawn from Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation and Ministry of Water and Energy held discussions on Friday with heads of major industry establishments.
The discussions were focused on power consumption and interruptions as well as on the delay in the supply of power to the newly emerging sectors.
Ministry of Water and Energy on the occasion attributed the problems to power shortage in substations.
Minister of Water and Energy, Alemayehu Tegenu said the nation is in the process of producing the necessary inputs for the sector which he said is promising.
Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, Miheret Debebe on his part said natural problems, power wastage and robbery have continued to affect power supply.
He said the Corporation has finalized preparation to provide round the clock power supply for manufacturing industries in Addis Ababa.
According to ERTA, heads of industrial establishments on the occasion vowed to improve their power consumption while running their businesses.
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