Ethiopia can be a land of challenges. Much of the country is covered by the “Ethiopian Highlands” with altitudes in the 2,000 to 2,500 meter (6,500 to 8,200 feet) range. The capital city, Addis Ababa is located at about 2,400 meters (7900 feet). It is a landlocked country – so no shipping ports.
The population is in excess of 100 million people, many living in outlying villages and towns.
Although Ethiopia is an exporter of hydro-electricity, geographical challenges and other factors combine to cause frequent power interruptions in some regions.
When planning a new digital television system, reliability was of the utmost importance. To back up the repeater stations, Frontier Power Products has supplied eleven Kubota – Stamford custom generator sets. Each is rated 8 kVA at 220 V, 50 Hz. and 0.8 power factor. For the main installation, two John Deere – Stamford generator sets will provide 150 kVA at 380 V, 50 Hz. & 0.8 power factor.
These proven combinations are able to operate on the higher sulphur diesel available in Ethiopia. As well, local, authorized service agents are available to support the products.