Ethio Resource Group (ERG) received 100,000 dollars grant from the US to set up six wind-powered micro-grid systems. Ethio Resource Group (ERG), an Ethiopian off-grid local private energy company, has overcome the final hurdle to secure a license from the Ethiopian Energy Authority (EEA) to commercialise 9.5KW electric power. The Company, which commissioned six wind turbines and micro-grid system farms at Menz Gera Midir Wereda, North Shoa Zone, in the Amhara Regional State, completed all the processes and is expecting to obtain the license within two months.
The Council of Ministers is seeing a new energy bill that elevates the Ethiopian Electric Agency (EEA) to an authority with more regulatory power and revenue generation capacity. Though the experts at the Ethiopian Electric Agency (EEA) were eying in establishing an independent organ with the power to determine grid tariff which is currently the power of power utility to date, the upcoming authority is given the power to determine off-grid tariff only.