The electricity access coverage of Ethiopia is still very low, covering only about 30% of the population so to say. To address the energy access challenge of the remaining 70% of the population, the country plans to leverage the capability of the private sector in addition to the efforts of the long practiced public sector led initiatives.
As the country tries new ways of addressing the access challenge, it requires a thorough understanding of the new business models and the new perspectives not only to realize the stated objectives and goals but also manage the downside risks emerging from the new practices.
To assist the developing countries in closing the knowledge gap that existed, development partners wrote and shared handbooks that could help tap the best practices for all the players, the public sector in particular, to benefit from the engagements.
Ethiopian Energy and Power Business Portal, EEPbp belives Ethiopia could benefits from these resources and is glad to collect and share all the handbooks below so that practitioners could obtain the resources easily, understand the concepts and add value to the existing Ethiopian energy market.
Understanding Power Purchase Agreements is the first book in a series developed in coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and the African Development Bank's African Legal Support Facility (ALSF). The book is designed to help Power Africa partners master the expansive, and often confusing, universe of financing options for power project development. Find the Handbook here or you may also Download it here.
Understanding Power Project Financing is the second book in a series developed in coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and the African Development Bank's African Legal Support Facility(link is external) (ALSF) again brought together a group of world-class experts to draft the second handbook in Power Africa's "Understanding" series, Understanding Power Project Financing . This new handbook is intended to provide decision-makers with an overview of the structuring of private investments and financing for power projects and insight into the important supporting role that governments play. Find the Handbook here
In September 2017, CLDP (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of world-class experts to draft the third handbook in Power Africa's "Understanding" series. The newest Power Africa handbook, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is intended to serve as a practical resource for decision-makers on the policy and strategy behind the procurement of power projects. Find the Handbook here. or Download it here.
Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options was developed in coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and the African Development Bank's African Legal Support Facility (ALSF). This handbook is intended to inform decision-making to develop natural gas. It does not promote any specific business model, but rather promotes better understanding of the stakeholders' shared aims in developing natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects. Find the Handbook here or Download it here.
At the June 2018 World Gas Conference in Washington, D.C., Power Africa launched Gas Roadmap to 2030 for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Roadmap outlines a plan for achieving up to 16,000 megawatts of additional gas-fired power generation in SSA by 2030. Power Africa’s Gas Roadmap estimates that U.S. companies could invest in, or compete for, $175 billion worth of gas power projects in SSA, with the potential for at least $5 billion of U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas by 2030. During the conference, Power Africa also released geographically targeted Gas Strategy for Southern Africa, which guides regional gas advancement and economic growth.Find the Handbook here
This report provides the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Southern Africa Energy Program (USAID SAEP) with a regional gas roadmap it can use to prioritize its support for gas-to power projects. The roadmap, known as the Southern Africa Gas Roadmap, initially focuses on four Southern African countries selected amongst the countries covered by USAID SAEP: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, and South Africa. Find the Handbook here or Download it here.