This year, the world celebrates the 8th of March 2020 with a renewed momentum building up everywhere for providing modern energy access to the unserved, disproportionately the rural women.
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities, (UN).
eepBp recognizes and shouts out for the wonderful women out there selflessly sacrificing their time, knowledge and energy in advancing the interests of more women in terms of providing access to modern energy for the betterment of the overall society up to now and in to the future.
In eepBp, it is also our hope that tomorrow would be better off with the work we do today as a society in reaching out to more women and people with more modern and cleaner energy sources at a scale and faster.
This year, Ethiopia celebrates the 8th of March 2020 with a significant progress in expanding the access to modern energy and reforming to new business models, yet still with an overall electricity access coverage of not more than 44% (March 2019), and with 90% of households dependent on Solid biomass fuels (fuelwood, charcoal, animal dung, and crop residues) as the main sources of cooking(SNV Ethiopia, 2018).
eepBp belives we all can contribute in lighting up more houses, cooking healthier, studying conveniently, keeping our hygiene better, working more productively by employing more cleaner energy and calls every one especially women champions to reflect on the progress made and act more so that we live no one behind in 2020 and thereafter.
Ethiopian Electric Utility Working to Broaden Opportunities for Women in the Power Sector
Ethiopian Women in Energy Network Relaunching Program Took Place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Today
The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, #MoWIE, of Ethiopia hosted a Week of Water and Energy, #EWEW, with a theme of ‘ Transforming of the Water and Energy Sectors for Ethiopia’s New Horizon of Hope ‘ in Skylight hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The program was officially opened on 7 June 2019 by her Excellency Ambassador Sahlework Zewde, the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and it will continue up to 20 June 2019 covering different thematic areas.
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Note: the 2nd round of the tariff adjustment is in force since December of 2019
The Ethiopian Electric Utility made an adjustment to the Electricity/energy tariff applicable since the beginning of December 2018. The Electricity/energy tariff is one of the key factors that determine the investment decision of private players in the power sector of countries. After such a long delay, the utility has finally made a decision and increased the tariff as indicated in the tables below.
Apart from the increase of the rate, there is also a clear distinction between the old and the new tariff calculations in the residential category. Historically, the tariff used to be non-flat or an increasing rate. The new tariff is set in a block or flat range and will have major cost implication for the consumers. In the new tariff of the residential category, the energy in KWH is multiplied with the tariff block where the monthly energy figure rests.
(A high Level PPP Development Assessment Outcome)
Public private partnerships have become new normal in today’s business landscape across many countries. If properly managed, governments could benefit in mobilizing financial resources, technical knowhow, innovation and efficiency gains from the private sector in the delivery of public goods and services by effectively partnering with them.
Since 2017, Ethiopia has publicly announced that it would leverage PPPs as one of its strategic tools in its development agenda. The accompanying thesis make an assessment of the theoretical and historical developments of PPPs in general and its stage of development and application in the Ethiopian context.
In the assessment, it is learned that the government of Ethiopia has committed resources by formulating a PPP policy, enacting a separate PPP law (Proclamation no 1076/2018) and outlining the institutional roles and responsibilities albeit an early development stages demanding further clarity and maturity.
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