July 8, 2019 / 3:51 PM / 3 months ago

Ethiopia lifts power rationing for homes: state-affiliated media

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia on Monday lifted power rationing for homes and reduced loadshedding times for industries after water levels at hydroelectric dams rose, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting said.

Fana quoted Seleshi Bekele, the minister for water and electricity, saying that water levels at the country’s Gibe 3 dam had increased, prompting the changes.

Seleshi had said in May when announcing the rationing that the drop in water levels at Gibe 3 dam had led to a deficit of 476 megawatts, more than a third of the country’s electricity generation of 1,400 MW.

Reporting by George Obulutsa, editing by Deepa Babington

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