Electrical Interconnection Djibouti-Ethiopia: Securing the Supply

(HornTrade) – Costing a total of 44,266,970 euros, establishing a second connection point is to optimize the transmission of energy from Ethiopia. It is for its promoters to secure the supply of electric current in the event of a problem on the interconnection line and reduce network losses Ethiopian who is busy on the side of Dire Dawa.

The Electricity of Djibouti since May 2011 is connected to the grid of EPPCO and imports 65% of energy distributed in the country.

The end point of the tie line power is Dire Dawa, which is a center of consumption growing rapidly like the whole region.

Food security in Djibouti, depending on the single post of Dire Dawa and a single line, is not assured. Because a default on the telephone or on line, a severe thunderstorm bringing a broken mast and cable may jeopardize the supply of Djibouti But there is near Djibouti the finish line of a 230 kV Dessie and Combolcha Semera Dicheto.

Hence the proposal of a second power supply of Djibouti by a completely different route that connects to the network to Ethiopian Dicheto, 40 km from the pass to PK51 frontière. This line which is the focal point for future works of geothermal and wind from the Goubet.

In other words, it is question of doubling the existing link Djibouti to Dire Dawa to ensure a secure supply of electricity from Ethiopia and the creation of the discharge line of the wind farm Goubet. Thus, the introduction of this second connection point is to optimize the transmission of energy from Ethiopia.

It is for its promoters to have a secure supply of electric current in the event of a problem on the interconnection line and reduce network losses Ethiopian who is busy on the side of Dire Dawa.

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