Electric Transmission

Besides the power plants, high voltage transmission lines and substations are crucial to transfer the generated power from the power plant to the national power grid as well as to provide quality electricity nationwide.

Currently, the total stretched high voltage transmission lines has reached more than 17,000km across the country ranging from 132kv to 500kv.

This includes 500kv Hidase-Didesa-Holeta, 400kv Wolayta Soddo II- Addis Ababa, 230kv koka-Hurso-Dire Dawa, 230kv Alaba-Hosana-Giligel GibeII-Gima-Agaro-Bedele, and 230kv Metu- Gambela transmission lines which is under operation.

The number of Substations has reached 163 substations ranging from 132kv to 500kv. 500kv Didesa and Holeta substations, 400kv Gibe III, 230kv Hurso, Gambela and Mehoni substations are among the 163 substations currently under operation across the country.

List of some high voltage transmission lines under operation in Ethiopia

No Name of transmission line Voltage level in kilo volt Length in kilo meter
1 Hidase – Dedesa – Holetta 500 KV 719 KM
2 Wolayta Soddo –Addis Ababa 400 KV
3 Gibe II – Wolayta Soddo 400 KV 119 KM
4 Genale Dawa III – Yirgalem Wolayta Soddo 400 KV 327 KM
5 Sululta – Gebre Guracha-Debre Markos 400 KV 280 KM
6 Alaba – Hosana – Wolkitie Gilgel Gibe –Jimma – Agaro – Bedele Metu – Gambola 230 KV 455 KM
7 Akaki – Deberzeit – Dukem – mojjo – Ginchi 400/230 KV 46 KM
8 Alamata – Mekele 230 KV 141 KM
9 Koka –Hurso – Dire Dawa 230 KV 352 KM
10 Metu – Gambella 230 KV
11 Sawula – Key Afer 230 KV 112 KM

Electric Power substations under operation in Ethiopia

NoName of substationVoltage level in kilo voltLocation
1Holeta substation500 KVState of Oromia, at Holeta town
2Dedesa substation500 KVState of Oromia, at dedesa
3Wolayta Soddo substation400 KVSouth nation, nationality, people’s state, at Soddo town
4Deber Markos substation400 KVState of Amhara, Deber Markos town
5Yirgalem substation400 KVSouth nation, nationality people’s state, near yirgalem town
6Kality I substation230 KVAddis Ababa, at Kality sub city
7Gefersa I substation230 KVState of Oromia, at Gefersa town
8Gefersa II substation230 KVState of Oromia, at Gefersa town
9Gedo substation230 KVState of Oromia, near Gedo town
10Gibe II substation230 KVSouth nation nationality people’s state
11Key Afer substation230 KVSouth nation nationality people’s state, at key Afer village
12North Kality substation132 KVAddis Ababa, at kality sub city
13Kality II substation132 KVAddis Ababa, at kality sub city
14Arba Minch substation132 KVSouth nation nationality and people’s state at Arba Minch town
15Hawassa substation132 KVSouth nation nationality and people’s state, at Hawassa town
16Sebeta substation230 KVState of Oromia, at Sebeta town
17Motta substation230 KVState of Amhara, at Motta town
18Weregenu substation132 KVAddis Abeba, at Gerji
19Kotebe substation132 KVAddis Ababa, around Kotobe
20Adwa substation230 KVState of Tigrai, at Adwa Town
21Dabat substation66 KVState of Amhara, at Dabat Town
22Mehoni Substation230 KVState of Amhara, at Mehoni Town
23Gambella substation230 KVState of Gambella, at Gambella town

Contact

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Fax:
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About EEP

EEP was established in 2013 by the Council of Ministers Regulation No.302/2013 and is responsible for generating, transmitting and wholesale electricity to be utilized nationwide as well as neighboring countries.
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