Aysha Wind Farm II

Aysha Wind Farm II Generates 17.7GWh in 60 Days

ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) said the Aysha Wind Farm II has managed to generate 17.7 GWh of electric power in the past two months, exceeding officials’ expectations.

The Wind Farm project, located near the Ethio-Djibouti border, was connected to the national electric power grid after 16 turbines started producing power on September 19, 2022.

Project Manager Tiruwork Shiferaw said the power generation performance from the windmill exceeded the two-month target initially set at 17 Gigawatt hours.

Tiruwork said the project has managed to achieve 104% of its target and produced 17.7 GWh of electric power.

During the first month trial in September, the Aysha Wind Farm II generated 3.3GWh.

The following month, the wind speed was 8.9 meters per second, helping the entire 16 turbines in operation to generate a full capacity of 40 MW of electric power.

This has shown the wind project can produce more electric power than other similar projects, the project manager said, as well as its capacity to produce sustainable energy when the construction of the entire project is finalized.

The Aysha Wind Farm II project, located in the Shenelle district of the Somali region’s Sitti Zone, is currently 80% complete with the installation works of the 32 wind turbines complete. It will have a total of 8 energy clusters – each having six windmills.

Ethiopian Electric Power is preparing to carry out a test run and related works of another 16 installed wind turbines.

The project is expected to bolster supply to the nearby communities as well as Ethiopia’s power export to neighboring Djibouti.