Assessment of Resource Adequacy in Power Sector Reforms of Ethiopia

Date Published: August 2019

Authors: Dawit Gebremeske, Getachew Bekele, Erik O. Ahlgren

The study evaluates the effectiveness of power sector reforms in Ethiopia by assessing the future generation adequacy in contrast to the growing electricity demand. An analytical method calculates resource planning indices such as reserve margin and expected unserved energy. The results show that the Ethiopian power system is facing an energy shortage of about 10TWh in the future, thus pointing to the need for policy adjustments and to revamp implementation strategies.

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