Eritrea's electricity supply set to improve by next month
|Completed in 2003, the Hirgigo power plant is the largest power generator in Eritrea.|
Eritrea's electricity supply set to improve by year's end
Eritrea's electricity supply, which has experienced rare blackouts of late due to technical and logistical glitches from the main power plant in Hirgigo, will improve when the overhaul of generators are completed by the end of next month, an official tweeted the other day.
#Eritrea electricity supply set to improve by year's end when the overhaul of generators will be completed. Big changes planned for 2014.
— warsai gedim (@warsaigedim) November 18, 2013
Originally completed in 2003, the Hirgigo power plant is currently being expanded to provide more power by the China Sfeco Group, a Shanghai-based company. Although no timetable hasn't been provided, the project is expected to be completed soon, according to Yemane G. Meskel, a senior Eritrean official.
In striving to provide clean and renewable energy, the Asmara Municipal Administration indicated they installed 120 solar light poles in several Asmara neighborhoods a few months ago. The solar lights, which are as bright as their predecessors, can run up to 14 hours a day.
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|New solar light poles placed near airport streets in Asmara.|
|Percentage of population in East Africa with access to electricity. Credit: World Bank 2013/Fikrejesus Amhazion|
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