Electricity Supply to Tigray Region Partially Restored

ADDIS ABABA – Electricity supply to Tigray regional state has been partially restored after a week-long total blackout, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) announced on Wednesday.

The latest electricity blackout occurred after Alamata-Mehoni-Mekele high-voltage line was attacked by “ruminants” forces of the ousted ruling party of the region, according to officials.

As of Wednesday afternoon, EEP said electricity has been restored to major cities including the capital of the region.

It is a fruitful work of EEP’s technicians who have been working to repair the damage on the transmission lines for nearly a week, the state-run firm said.

Effort to reconnect areas around Wolkait to the national grid is still ongoing, it added.

The state-owned electric producer previously said it has incurred more than 329 million birr loss due to the attacks on its infrastructures during the conflict in the region.

The amount does not include the loss the firm incurred due to damage caused by the latest attack.