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Ethiopian Electric Power

Ethiopian Electric Power is a state-owned electricity producer in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. It is engaged in development, construction and management of power plants, power generation and power transmission; the company is a main player in the Ethiopian energy sector. Ethiopian Electric Power owns and operates the Ethiopian national power grid with all high voltage power transmission lines above 66 kV including all attached electrical substations and all power plants within the national power grid. Ethiopian Electric power is the state monopoly in generating electric power for the national power grid, although Ethiopia allows Independent Power Producers to construct and to operate power plants for delivering power to the national grid since 2017. Electric power distribution and the operation of power transmission lines of ≤66 kV within the national power grid is not part of the activities of Ethiopian Electric Power, done by the state-owned sister company Ethiopian Electric Utility.

Small and isolated self-contained power generation systems and power plants not attached to the national power grid do exist in Ethiopia with generation capacities of up to 5MWe. These local power producers do not belong to Ethiopian Electric Power and can be owned or owned by regional authorities; the power transmission and power distribution from those self-contained power plants is not part of the business operations of Ethiopian Electric Power either. The company was formed in 1956 as the Ethiopian Electric Light & Power Authority, which bundled all Ethiopian activities around electricity in a single organization. In 1996, EELPA was split into the Ethiopia Electric Authority, taking over all regulating activities and a company, Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, bundling all activities from power generation to household delivery. In 2013, EEPCo was again split up into two companies, Ethiopian Electric Utility and Ethiopian Electric Power. Ethiopian Electric Power was formed by Council of Ministers Regulation No.302/2013.

The first CEO of Ethiopian Electric Power was Azeb Asnake, replaced in August 2018 by Abraham Belay. In 2016, Ethiopian Electric Power had more than 3500 employees

Pulham St Mary

Pulham Saint Mary is a small village and civil parish in Norfolk, situated 8 miles northeast of Diss and 15 miles south of Norwich. It covers an area of 12.26 km2 and had a population of 866 in 365 households as of the 2001 census, the population increasing to 892 at the 2011 census. The parish church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, which gives the village the St Mary in its name, is believed to date from around 1258; the parish church is of flint construction with parts. Older maps and documents name the parish or village "Pulham Saint Mary the Virgin" - the latter two words are in modern times dropped, Saint is abbreviated; the neighbouring parish and village, now called Pulham Market, was known as "Pulham Saint Mary Magdalene" after the dedication of its parish church. The earliest recorded spelling is Polleham. Pulham is referenced in the Domesday Book as a single manor and being part of the Earsham hundred; the name Pulham is thought to mean the farmhouse, homestead or enclosure by the pool, water meadow or stream.

There is a ` beck'. In modern times the two villages of Pulham St Mary and Pulham Market are together described as The Pulhams including on road signs in the surrounding areas; the Romans may have had a settlement in Pulham St Mary as pieces of Roman tile and oyster shells have been found in the area. The village was well known in medieval times as a centre for hat-making, the ancient Guild of St James the Lesser established the Guild Chapel, now forming part of The Pennoyer Centre; the nearest railway station is Diss. Until its closure in 1953, Pulham St Mary railway station was a stop on the Waveney Valley Line; the village was struck by an F0/T1 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day. Another tornado had earlier struck Pulham Market. In 1912 under conditions of secrecy a large base, RNAS Pulham, was constructed for the operation of airships; the airships were locally given the nickname of "Pulham Pigs". RNAS Pulham operated as a Royal Navy base until 1918 when it was transferred to the new Royal Air Force.

In 1917 two large steel-framed sheds were erected and in 1919 a 120-foot -high mooring mast joined them. Following its historic both-way Atlantic crossing the R34 returned to Pulham; the large rigid airships R33, R36 and R38 visited. The base's airship hangar was re-erected at Cardington. In the early 1920s a radio direction finding station was located there that helped give accurate position reports for aircraft flying to Croydon airport; the base became disused in the early 1930s after the crash of the R101 when all work stopped in Britain on airships, although it continued as an RAF property until 1958. During World War II it was a dump for crashed aircraft from all over the east of England. Munitions testing was conducted on the site. In 1670 William Pennoyer, a puritan merchant, left money to pay for a schoolmaster to teach poor children in the village; the school was expanded in the Victorian period. When the school closed in 1988, it was the longest-running free elementary school in the country.

Most primary-age children in the village now attend the school in neighbouring Pulham Market, a cycle path built for this purpose runs adjacent to the road connecting the two villages. The Victorian frontage of the building concealed a listed medieval Guild Chapel dating from 1401, making it an expensive proposition for renovation and alternative use. Pennoyer's thus lay unused for two decades. In 2006, the building was entered in the third series of the BBC's Restoration Village programme in an attempt to secure the necessary funds to transform the building into a new village centre. Although Pennoyer's School did not make the final of Restoration Village, the project remained on track, receiving £1m in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £210,000 from Norfolk's Investing in Communities programme. Construction work began in February 2009, The Pennoyer Centre, complete with a 21st Century extension, new facilities such a cafe and internet suite, opened in July 2010 for education, business and recreational use.

The parish council meet there. Pulham St Mary Parish Council The Pennoyer Centre