AFRICA - World's Largest Wind Farm Inaugurated

Authorities in Addis Ababa have announced the completion of the largest wind farm in Africa in Ashego. The farm, located 18 kilometers from the northern city of Mekelle, will produce 400 million kWh of energy per year. The work began in 2008, activating its first turbines in 2009 (today there are 84 generation turbines). From 2009 until now, the system has been able to produce and send 90 million kWh of electricity to the grid. It is the first structure of its kind in Ethiopia.

Prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who attended the inauguration, reiterated that the race to achieve clean energy is one of the priorities of the government. Ethiopia aims to become a regional leader in the production and export of renewable energy by 2025. In fact, in addition to the advantageous wind potential, the African country also has hydroelectric power and geothermal technology.