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Ethiopia - Electricity Transmission System Improvement Project - ESIA Summary
The African Development Bank (AfDB) supported the energy sector in Ethiopia by financing high voltage transmission lines, rural electrification and regional interconnection projects. The current Ethiopia Electricity Transmission System Improvement project consists of (a) construction, on a turnkey basis, of four (4) 230 kV transmission lines; (b) construction of 12 (twelve) associated substations; (c) upgrading of four major substations in Addis Ababa; and (d) Consultancy Services to draw up a power distribution master plan for Addis Ababa. This ESIA summary summarized the four ESIA and RAP documents prepared for (i) Metu – Gambela, 140 km of 230 kV line; (ii) Koka-Hurso, 352 km of 230 kV line; (iii) Alamata-Muhoni-Mekele, 141km of 230 kV line; and (iv) Alaba-Hossana-Wolkite-Gilgel Gibe I-Jima-Agaro-Bedele, 315 km of 230 kV line.