By Jason McLure
(Bloomberg) — Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa will face continued power outages for the next two to three months because the country’s state-owned utility can only meet 60 percent of demand, Capital reported.
The city of about 4 million people uses about 200 megawatts while the utility can generate 120 megawatts, the Addis Ababa- based newspaper said, citing Mihiret Debebe, the general manager of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corp.
The utility has installed 45 diesel generators in the city to cope with the shortage. Rain shortfalls this year have left reservoirs low in Ethiopia, which depends on hydropower for more than 90 percent of its electricity.
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