Further capacity to provide such exports is anticipated to soon be in place; Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir is reported to have told Ethiopia's ambassador in Khartoum that Sudan supports Ethiopia's 6,000 MW Millennium Dam project. Although the African Development Bank and World Bank have backed away from financing the dam because of its environmental and social impacts, the Ethiopian government is pressing ahead, with about 15% of the project already completed.
Ethiopia is also pursuing a wind strategy. Two projects are underway. The 34 turbine 50 MW Adama wind farm, which is expected to be ready in the middle of 2012, is 85% funded through the Chinese Exim Bank, with the rest being funded by the Ethiopian government. The larger Ashegoda project, in Tigray state, is being undertaken by Spanish company Vigo, and will deliver 120 MW by the end of 2013.