(Ethiopian News Agency/editorial, May 30/2018)
Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) has introduced organizational and operational changes in order to rectify the electricity provision problem witnessed across the country. EEU Board Chairman Getahun Mekuria told journalist today that 11 deputy CEOs have been appointed for the newly opened offices in the nine regional states and two city administrations. The major duty of the 11 deputy CEOs is delivering efficient services and ensuring accountability in the respective regional states and cities, he said, adding that the reorganization will save time and help resolve problems promptly as they operate in close proximity. According to Getahun, all issues and demands have normally been directed to the headquarters causing delay and failure in serving the public. The Board Chairman said the reform will also create opportunity to check accountability with regional states and administrations, and work closely to solve problems related to rehabilitation programs of power distribution.
በአሜሪካ የኢትዮጵያ አምባሳደር የነበሩት አቶ ግርማ ብሩ (አምባሳደር) የኢትዮጵያ ኤሌክትሪክ ኃይል ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ሆነው ተሰየሙ፡፡ አቶ ግርማ የኢትዮጵያ ኤሌክትሪክ ኃይል ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ሆነው የተሰየሙት፣ በቅርቡ የትግራይ ክልል ምክትል ርዕሰ መስተዳድር ሆነው የተሾሙትን ደብረ ጽዮን ገብረ ሚካኤልን (ዶ/ር) ተክተው ነው፡፡
ከሐሙስ ሚያዝያ 18 ቀን 2010 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ የቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ሆነው እንዲሠሩ በውኃ፣ መስኖና ኢነርጂ ሚኒስትሩ ስለሺ በቀለ (ዶ/ር) መሰየማቸው ታውቋል፡፡ አቶ ግርማ አምባሳደር ሆነው ወደ አሜሪካ ከመመደባቸው በፊት፣ የቀድሞው የኢትዮጵያ ኤሌክትሪክ ኃይል ኮርፖሬሽን ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ሆነው ለ15 ዓመታት ማገልገላቸው ይታወሳል፡፡ በወቅቱም የተሻለ እንቅስቃሴ በማድረግ የተለያዩ ለውጦችን ማስመዝገባቸውን ሪፖርተር ያነጋገራቸው የተቋሙ ሠራተኞች ተናግረዋል፡፡ እሳቸው ተመልሰው የቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ሲሆኑም አዲስ ስለማይሆኑ የተሻለ የሥራ አፈጻጸም ሊያስመዘግቡ እንደሚችሉ ሠራተኞቹ ተናግረዋል፡፡
A training on “Business Planning for Renewable Energy Technology Suppliers” is being organized in Bishoftu from 12 -14 December 2018 for 18 Renewable Energy Supply companies, representatives from the Regional Energy Bureaus and representatives from Ministry of Water Irrigation and Energy and Environment, Forestry and Climate Change Commission. The training programme is jointly organized by the Ministry of Water Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).
The training will support renewable energy technology companies from various regions to develop their business plan so that they can expand their business effectively, access credit from financial institutions and attract investments. The energy companies will learn about the different aspects of business planning and develop their draft business plan that will be further refined with the support from the project.
The Council of Ministers approved a regulation that empowers the Ethiopian Energy Authority to regulate energy efficiency performance standards of equipment and appliances. Approved on December 15, 2018, the 40-page draft regulation took four years to finalize and was pushed back to the Authority for a revision six times before its final approval.
The Ethiopian Electric Utility, Ethiopian Electric Power, the Geological Survey of Ethiopia, and the ministries of Water, Irrigation & Energy, Finance and Mines and Petroleum & Natural Gases have all participated in the draft process. The East African Power Pool, established in 2005 and comprised of seven east African nations, also consulted on the draft.