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Institute of Development Studies (IDS) 2019

Renewable Energy Development in Ethiopia : overcoming obstacles in procurement from independent power producers

Renewable Energy Ethiopia

Titre : Renewable Energy Development in Ethiopia : overcoming obstacles in procurement from independent power producers

Pays : Ethiopie

Date/Durée : 1 January 2019 // 31 December 2020

Présentation
This project aims to understand what policy frameworks need to be established for renewable energy competitive bidding programmes to be effective in Ethiopia. It is designed to draw lessons from Ethiopia’s experience of IPP initiatives and from other countries’ renewable energy auction programmes.
It will specifically answer questions around barriers and opportunities for private sector participation : * What is the history and performance of IPPs in energy and other sectors ? * Are there transferrable lessons from other countries in incorporating private sector participation ? How can these be adapted to the Ethiopian context ? * What barriers and constraints are faced during planning, engineering, procurement, construction, and decommissioning of energy projects ? * Are there adequate skills available in Ethiopia to design, build, and operate energy projects ? How does the capacity gap get addressed ? * What are the key agendas of the private sector actors involved in IPPs in Ethiopia, and what levels of risk are acceptable for them ?

The team will provide a historical review and analysis of IPP activity, focusing particularly on the country’s recent past projects and will conduct a comprehensive review of Ethiopian government policies, legal frameworks and programme documents on IPPs. This will be complemented by in-depth interviews with energy regulators, utilities, grid companies, and other state and quasi-state actors directly involved in the renewable energy policy processes.
The intended impact of this project is to improve the design and implementation of IPP projects to promote the renewable energy sector in Ethiopia. Key deliverables will be concrete recommendations in the form of policy briefs to be presented to EEP, MoWIE, and other energy policy stakeholders, including Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU).

Partenaires
In partnership with Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy
Supported by Oxford Policy Management

Budget : £249756

Présentation (IDS)

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