Power Africa has supported the development of electricity generation projects in Ethiopia. In addition, various firms have received U.S. Embassy support to move transactions forward. The page below shows Power Africa's involvement in the country.

Natural geothermal steam (fumarole) rises from the ground in a ravine within the Corbetti Caldera.
Natural geothermal steam (fumarole) rises from the ground in a ravine within the Corbetti Caldera.
Robert Sauers, USAID Ethiopia


Ethiopia Women in Energy Network launch
Power Africa supported the launch of Ethiopian Women in Energy Network (EWiEN). The network connects and empowers Ethiopian women working in the energy sector with the aim of promoting greater visibility, networking opportunities, mentoring and professional connections between its 80 plus members.
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Megawatts and connections improving lives

With support from Power Africa, as a result of assistance provided to host country governments and the private sector, energy customers in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria gained access to new or improved electricity. These stories highlight some of the experiences households have had as a result of gaining access to that electricity.


Powering Ethiopia’s Health Centers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Power Africa’s ongoing support to Ethiopian Electric Utility is improving operations and boosting the utility’s financial well-being, which enhances the reliable supply of electricity to essential health care facilities. In response to the pandemic, Power Africa is also supporting specific technology-based operations and customer service initiatives that enable greater social distancing for employees and customers and help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Ethiopian Energy Company Lights a New Path in Local Communities

A Wind turbine at sunset
A wind turbine at sunset
Hilawe Lakew, ERG
Ethio Resource Group (ERG), an Ethiopian company funded by the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) with the support of Power Africa, became the first company in Ethiopia to be granted a license for electricity distribution and sales for a wind-powered mini-grid.

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Corbetti and Tulu Moye signing
With Power Africa assistance, the Corbetti and Tulu Moye geothermal projects signed new power purchase and implementation agreements with the Government of Ethiopia worth USD$1.2 billion. This will generate 300 MW of electricity in Ethiopia.

Energizing Voices — Rekik Bekele, Founder and CEO of Green Scene Energy PLC

Rekik Bekele
Rekik Bekele visits Ajere, Ethiopia to promote solar energy
Green Scene Energy PLC

With the Power Africa Off-grid Project, Rekik Bekele is bringing solar energy to Ethiopian off-grid communities; and she wants more women to come with her.

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