At a glance
Ethiopia has a rich endowment of renewable energy sources, and managed to achieve universal access to electricity in urban areas, while access in rural areas, although still limited, is expanding at a rapid pace. Access to clean cooking solutions is still very limited throughout the country.
Ethiopia opted in the SEforALL initiative and produced a Rapid Assessment / Gap Analysis in 2012, further updated the following year, and a SEforALL Action Plan in early 2014. The SEforALL Action Plan, that predates the common Action Agenda format, proposes an implementable set of activities for Ethiopia to meet the the SEforALL goals, as follows:
- Ensuring universal access 2 to electricity services
- Ensuring universal access to cleaner and more efficient cooking solutions
- Improving energy efficiency and diversifying the contribution of renewable energy to Ethiopia’s energy matrix.
- Ethiopia’s overall ambitious objective is to meet these goals by 2025.
The SEforALL focal point in Ethiopia is in the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy.
Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy
|SEforALL Action Agenda Objectives||2030|
|Electricity Access, national||100%|
|Access to non-solid fuels, national||100%|
|Renewable Energy Output||n.a.|
|Country Action Documents||Status|
|Action Agenda||Under Development|
|Investment Prospectus||Under Development|
|Access to electricity (% of population)||21.9%||24.1%||27.2%||42.9%|
|Urban (% of urban population)||94.7%||95.4%||92.0%||26.5%|
|Rural (% of rural population)||6.6%||8.2%||12.2%||85.4%|
|Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (% of population)||2.0%||2.0%||2.0%||3.5%|
|Population, total||87.6 Million||92.2 Million||97.0 Million||102.4 Million|
|Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)||94.5%||93.8%||92.7%||-|
|Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)||99.4%||99.8%||99.9%||-|
|Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)||48.3||57.5||70.0||-|