The press release at the official launch of the program reads that Energising Development (EnDev) launched a new programming cycle at the beginning of 2019. Based on the outcome of that programming cycle, EnDev Ethiopia, together with the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia, started the implementation of phase III from July 2019 to run until December 2022 with additional 9.4 million EUR.
The new phase will focus on the policy support and development of financial systems. The support will be directed towards developing and growing the market for modern renewable energy technologies and services as well as energy efficiency solutions in Ethiopia.
Companies in the US, Europe, North Africa and Latin America signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable electricity in tenders or private deals in the last weeks of the year. We wish you a cleaner and greener 2020.
-- Enel to expand 450-MW US wind park after PPA with Danone
Enel Green Power North America Inc (EGPNA) has put into operation a 450-MW wind park in the US state of Texas and signed a PPA with Danone North America enabling a 50-MW extension of the park. Read more..
-- EDF Renewables secures PPA for 100-MW solar project in California
EDF Renewables North America has sealed a PPA that will support the construction of the 100-MW Maverick 6 solar park in California. The 20-year contract was struck with CleanPowerSF, a not-for-profit programme operated by San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Read more..
The Nordic countries, which have vast experiences on the utilization of renewable energy, offered energy solutions to assist Ethiopia in harnessing renewable energy resources. The Nordic countries expressed their commitments to share their rich experiences to Ethiopia in a seminar held on Thursday at the Addis Ababa Radisson Blu Hotel. The Embassies of Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland organized the consultative meeting in collaboration with Nordic Energy Research aimed at heightening the security of the energy supply in Ethiopia by applying successful and sustainable energy solutions from the Nordic countries.
In her key note address Unnur Ramette Ambassador of Iceland pointed out that only 35 percent of the African population has access to electricity and African countries’ prospect of expanding their electricity network is challenging. Ambassador Ramette expressed the Nordic countries commitment through the “Nordic Energy Solutions”, an initiative launched by Nordic Prime Ministers, to assist the development of renewable energy resources in Ethiopia. “Nordic Energy Solutions is committed to share Nordic innovations and technologies to address energy challenges,” she said. “We have a family of Nordic financial institutions Nordic Development Fund, Nordic Environmental Facility Cooperation and the Nordic Investment Bank,” she added.
EGP in its website wrote, "together with the RES4Med&Africa organization, we stand firm on our commitment to help Ethiopia transition towards renewable energy. How can we assist Ethiopia in its transitioning process towards renewable energy? What tools can we provide the local government to efficiently implement its green energy plan? These are the questions that the RES4Med&Africa high-level workshop titled “Accelerating the renewable energy transition in Ethiopia” was ultimately left to answer."