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A new bill that eases registration and licensing processes for geothermal development companies has been submitted to the Council of Ministers for approval. Drafted by the Ethiopian Energy Authority last year, the draft regulation categorises the resource into two sections depending on the capacity of energy. Grade one is a geothermal resource that is able to generate electric power, while Grade two is used for agricultural, industrial, medical and recreational purposes.
The bill has also identifies three types of licenses for geothermal developers. Reconnaissance is the first stage in licensing that is granted for two years and is non-renewable. The exploration license allows developers a five-year exploration window that can be renewed for two year-long terms. Wellfield development licenses are the final license issued and allow for 25 years worth of production concession options that can be extended.
Ethiopia Launched a revised national electrification plan at a power summit held from 27-29 March 2019 in Addis Ababab, Ethiopia. The comprehensive program document explains the detailed targets the country intends to achieve and the staged approaches to be used for a universal electricity access coverage by 2025.
Source: Africa Energy Forum 2019
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The co-located ‘Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid’ and ‘Regional Energy Co-operation Summit’ meetings taking place in Addis Ababa from 27 – 29th March welcome the launch of the updated version of Ethiopia’s National Electrification Program (NEP 2.0), presented by the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. This is the first updated of the NEP, first launched at the end of 2017 with a programmatic framework for achieving universal access by 2025 with targets and timetables, roles and responsibilities of sector institutions, and a sector-wide approach for the coordination of activities and harmonization of sector planning for electrification.
In the NEP 2.0, the government provides an update on the progress achieved over the past year and provides a detailed framework for the integration of off-grid technologies with grid connectivity, leveraging on both public and private sector efforts for the achievement of 35 percent of off-grid access by 2025. Scale-up of off-grid technologies entail both off-grid solar and mini-grids, and the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) with the Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) have already launched 12 mini-grid pilots across the country with potential for scale-up.