Ethiopia has announced it will double its supply of hydropower to Kenya following the onset of El Nino rains in Eastern Africa, which has replenished reservoir levels.
Kenya had been importing 100 MW from Ethiopia; Ethiopia plans to increase this to 200 MW.
Joseph Siror, Managing Director of Kenya Power , said: “The hydrology in this country has not been very good. This was affecting not only our country, but other countries in the region as well. Tanzania has been load-shedding, and until now, Ethiopia hasn’t been able to supply the full 200 MW.” He also said that the Masinga Hydropower Dam has started to fill up, edging towards a level at which power generation will again become viable.