The draft directive identifies four types of bids for the PPP agreements. A bill is underway to establish an autonomous body that will manage the structural and legal framework of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreements, which did not exist in the country before. The Ministry of Finance & Economic Cooperation (MoFEC) has finalised the first draft of the directive, which also identified the bidding procedures of the partnership and draws the strategic plans for the implementation of the projects. A team composed of five members was formed by the MoFEC four months ago to draft a directive and other legal frameworks, including manuals, for the implementation of the PPP proclamation, which was legislated by the parliament in February of 2018.
(Liilnna Kifle @mehrteab, Jan 2018)
As we are witnessing more and more tender announcements for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), news about the qualification rounds following the tender or negotiations by the Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP, a state enterprise that offtakes the energy generated by IPPs) to purchase electric power from private investors, one may ask what is the legal basis for all of these? So far the private sector’s involvement in the energy sector was limited to Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts. And it was just recently (on December 19, 2017), that the legal provisions regarding PPAs and IPPs come into practical applicability when the first PPA was signed between Corbetti Geothermal PLC and EEP for the Corbetti geothermal power project.
(Addisfortune, Jan 2018)
A bill that oversees public-private partnerships (PPP) has been legislated by Ethiopian parliament. A legal framework for collaboration between the go...
Energy developers will be able to commence operations within three to five years after being licensed, according to the newly amended proclamation. This is contrary to the existing one where all energy developers were required to become functional within 12 months.