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Power to be Restored to Tigray Towns by Sunday: Ethiopian Electric…

Dec 09, 2020
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Addis Ababa December 9/2020 (ENA) Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) announced today that towns whose access to electricity was cut off by the damages caused by the extremist TPLF clique will receive power by Sunday.

The towns in Tigray Region, which have been without power for a month following the TPLF extremist attack on power transmission infrastructure, are expected to get power within four days, it was learned.  

Ethiopian Electric Power Communication Director, Moges Mekonnen told ENA that Tekeze power plant and Ashegoda wind farm are located in Tigray Regional State. 

He added that they received 230 KV from the national grid. 

However, the TPLF extremist group inflicted heavy damages on the transmission lines and substations. 

According to Moges, the 230 KV transmission lines from Alamata-Mehoni, Alamata-Ashegoda, Ashogoda-Mekele, and the 66 KV Alamata-Maichew, Alamata-Sekota power transmission lines, wires, insulator and substations were also damaged.

As a result, power had been disrupted for the past four weeks, he said, adding EPP has set up a committee to determine the extent of the damage and carry out maintenance by providing inputs and manpower. 

Accordingly, a maintenance team that repairs lines from Bahir Dar via Metema, Wolkayit to Shire, to Adwa; and another team which repairs lines from Alamata via Mehoni, Mekelle, Axum to Wukro have been deployed.

The director said Humera, Alamata and Mahoni sub-stations have been repaired and the towns have now fully accessed electricity.

Other sub-stations and transmission lines, including that of Mekele, are under major repair. 

The repair works will be completed within a short period to make all towns in Tigray Region benefit them from power, it was learned.




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