Enel Green Power is working on the path to sustainable development in Ethiopia, which has a lot of potential for photovoltaic, hydroelectric, geothermal and wind technology development.
Lighting up Ethiopia
We’re working in Ethiopia to offer a future filled with sustainable opportunities. In 2017, Enel Green Power presented a bid to develop the Metehara photovoltaic power plant in the Oromia region, around 200 km from Addis Abeba. Once built, the 100 MW AC power capacity solar park will produce over 280 GWh per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 296,000 tons annually. A consortium led by EGP will invest 120 million USD in the plant, which is part of a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). The public energy supplier will handle the distribution of the electricity generated by the plant to the local grid.
We’re considering participating in additional solar development project tenders. We’re also exploring the potential of developing geothermal, wind and hydroelectric projects.
Lastly, St.Luke Hospital in Wolisso, built and inaugurated in 2000 by the Italian NGO Medici con l’Africa Cuamm, was unfortunately subject to frequent, dangerous blackouts. So, in 2019, we inaugurated an innovative hybrid photovoltaic and battery plant to guarantee the hospital constant uninterrupted electricity.