Chinese Huawei and China Electric Power Equipment and Technology (CET) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) last Tuesday at Addis Ababa to build a better power grid.
The two Chinese companies also donated a smart power distribution pilot project to the EEU, which will be tested and verified so as to check its competence in the Ethiopian context.
Ni Zheng, Vice president of Huawei North Africa Regional Office, said that that the newly introduced smart grid would increase revenue for the Ethiopian Electric Utility, while at the same time improving the quality of power supply to end users.
Gosaye Mengistie, CEO of Ethiopian Electric Utility, hailed the donation made by the two Chinese companies. The two – year agreement will contribute towards achieving the EEU‘s GTP II strategic plan, he said.