The Ethiopian government is considering a significant structural reform by unbundling Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), which may see a two-way split where one would oversee power generation and the other would deal with infrastructure and transmission development as well as institutional operations. The power generation wing would be tasked with building and operating power plants, whereas the latter would work on building and maintaining transmission lines.
The split was proposed through a power sector reform roadmap that was initiated last year with the support of the World Bank. The document, which was finalised six months ago, has four pillars that concern tariff revision, debt restructuring, achieving universal access, and performance improvement.
Consultations on the roadmap with the ministries of Water, Irrigation & Energy and Finance were held at the end of last month. It is expected to be tabled to the macroeconomic committee, which is chaired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), and the board of directors of EEP, Ethiopian Electic Utility (EEU) and the Ethiopian Energy Authority this coming week. The reform timeline calls for implementation in three to four years after a year of preparation.
A huge deficit in electric access, unreliable and poor quality service, and a weak regulatory framework are among the issues that triggered the reform, according to Frehiwot Woldehanna (PhD), state minister for Water, Irrigation & Energy in charge of energy sector.
An Affordable and Sustainable Energy System for Sub-Saharan Africa” is a 4-year (2019-2023) programme funded by the European Union (https://ec.europa.eu/international-pa...) that is designed to support the aspirations of selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve their energy data management and long-term energy planning.
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Source: IEA/ Online statistics training programme
The United States Energy Association (USEA) is inviting prospective individuals through a Call for CVs to submit proposals to participate in an expert advisory task force for the Ethiopian Energy Authority’s Geothermal Directorate. This is an activity implemented by USEA, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Power Africa.
Proposals are due by 17:00 hours EST of the closing date( RFP Closing Date: May 22, 2020)