Ethiopia introduces Africa’s largest wind farm

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Ethiopia has opened Africa’s largest wind farm, just over 775 km from the capital Addis Ababa.

Costing €210 million, the Ashegoda Wind farm took four years to complete and will generate 120MW, enough to supply energy for over 100,000 homes.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the wind farm was vital to maintain the country’s development.

“Various studies have proved that there is potential to harness abundant wind energy resources in every region of Ethiopia. We cannot maintain growth without utilising the energy sector,” he said.