Facts and figures

Overview

Ethiopia

Location
Horn of Africa
Area
1.1 million km2
Land
1.0 million km2 - (90.56 %)
Water
104,300 km2 - (9.44 %)
Population
92.9 million
Climate
Tropical monsoon with wide topographic - induced variation
Natural resource
resource of gold,platinum,copper, potash, natural gas, hydro power, geothermal power and wind power
Electric Energy Potential
  • Hydro power:- more than 45,000 MW
  • Wind power:- more than 1,350,000 MW
  • Geothermal power:-more than 10,000 MW

EEP - Establishment

The Ethiopian Electric Light and Power Authority (EELPA) which was established in 1956, after having undergone restructuring, was reorganized as the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo). EEPCo later by the decree announced by reorganized in to two companies Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU). EEP which was established in 2013 by the Council of Ministers Regulation No.302/2013 and by the revised Council of Ministers proclamation No 381/2015 is responsible for Generation, Transmission and wholesale of electricity nation-wide and export the balance.

Electric Supply System

Presently the company maintains the Interconnected System [ICS), which is mainly supplied from hydro power plants and wind farms.

Per Capita Electric Energy Generation

The increase of electrification in rural areas and the growth of demand in the country brought increament in the generation capability and show the growth trend of the total per capita generation.

Generation

EEP has one generation system. It is the ICS, main Grid system.

Inter Connected System (ICS): The ICS consists of 13 hydro, six diesel standbys, one geothermal and three wind farm power plants with installed capacity of 3,807 .60 MW, 99.17 MW, 7 .30 MW and 324 MW respectively which brought a total of 4,238.07 MW.

Energy production (kWh) in 2010 FEY (2017/18)

Installed Capacity (MW)
No.Power PlantHydroDieselGeo thermalWindTotalIn-service date (G.C)
1Koka43.200.12--43.321960
2Awash II32.000.10--32.101966
3Awash Ill32.00---32.001971
4Finchaa134.000.20--134.201973/2003
5Meleka Wakena153.00---153.001988
6Tis Aby I11.40---11.401964
7Tis Abay II73.00---73.002001
8Gilgel Gibe I184.00---184.002004
9Aiuto Langano--7.30-7.301999
10Kaliti-14.00--14.002004
11Dire Dawa-40.00--38.002004
12Awash 7 Killo-35.00--35.002004
13Tekeze300.00---300.002009
14Gilgel Gibe II420.00---420.002010
15Beles460.00---460.002010
16Amerti Neshie95.00---95.002011
17Gilgel Gibe Ill1,870.00--1,870.00-2015
18Adama I---51.0051.002012
19Ashegoda---120.00120.002012
20Adama II---153.00153.002014
Sub Total3,807.6089.427.30324.004,228.32-
1Dire Dawa (Mu)-3.60--4.501965
2Axum-3.15--3.201975/1992
3Adwa-3.00--3.001998
Sub-total-9.75--9.75-
ICS Sub-total3,807.6099.177.30324.004,238 .07-

Energy Production in MWh 2010 EFY (2017/18)

Energy production (MWh)
Name of power plantHydroDieselGeo thermalWindTotalShare of energy by the plant
Koka102,126,759 ---102,126,7590.44
Awash II71,336,100 ---71,336,1000.64
Awash III107,811,900 ---107,811,900 0.64
Finchaa793,173,000 ---793,173,0007.94
Melka Wakena385,552,000 ---385,552,000 2.65
Tis Abbay II84,341,125 ---84,341,1250.26
Gilgel Gibe I719,663,102 ---719,663,102 8.65
Tekeze1,052,897,051 ---1,052,897,051 6.01
Gilgel Gibe II1,547,968,791---1,547,968,79118.96
Tana Beles 2,902,073,9372 --- 2,902,073,9372 28.37
Amerti Neshe128,360 ---128,360 1.24
Gilgel Gibe Ill5,183,083,880 ---5,183,083,880 16.58
Dire Dawa Mu-1,110 --1,110 0.01
Ashegoda---61,601,480 61,601,480 2.2
Adama I---174,375 174,375 1.69
Adama II---378,194 378,194 3.67
ICS Total13237853649.08 1,110 -546,104,88613,783,958,535.0894.5
SCS Sub Total-4,314 --4,314 0.04
Grand Total9,527,229 5,424 -779,154 10,311,007 100
Share in %92.390.05-7.56100-

Energy production (GWh) by system for the last five years

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Source of energy2011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16.2016/172017/18
Hydro6,239.297,384.018,336.419,014.019,674.1611,752.8213,237.85
Diesel0.000.040.003.361.020.07-
Geothermal7.980.009.270.000.00-
Wind29.40191.78356.04497.69785.51783.8546.1
Total6,276.677,575.838,701.719,515.0610,460.6812536.6913783.9

Transmission and Substation Network

The electric energy generated from the major hydro power plants is transported through high voltage transmission lines rated 45, 66, 132, 230, 400 and 500 kV. The total length of the existing transmission lines is about 19,874.42 km. The existing transmission lines status by voltage level is categorized as:

Transmission Network Distance ( km ) by Voltage Level
Year500 kV400 kV230 kV132 kV66 kV45 kVTotal
2011/12-0,8752,8694,8711,9690,25210,836
2012/13-0,9083,5974,8711,9690,25211,597
2013/14-9084,0204,8711,9690,25212,020
2014/15-1,5115,1615,0481,96925213,941
2015/161,2401,6096,0535,0481,9690,45216,171
2016/172,4762,3177,0515,1071,95424419,149
2017/20182,476.042,3177478.195,495.451,943.06208.8219,874.42

Supply of the distribution network of the country is provided by step down substations connected to the respective transmission and sub-transmission voltages of EEP. In total, there are 163 transmission substations.

The existing substations located in different areas of the country by their voltage level are categorized as:

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Number of substations by voltage level
Year500 kV400 kV230 kV132 kV66 kV45 kVTotal
2011/12-719563013125
2012/13-822593013132
2013/14-827603013138
2014/1511130643013149
2015/1621241643013163
2016/1721245683010168
2017/1821255903011199

Historical Wholesale Energy in GWh

The energy wholesales includes export of energy to Djibouti, Kenya and Sudan. (2010 EFY data is estimated value.)

Energy wholesales [GWh]
Interconnections2011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162016/172017/2018
Ethio - Dijbouti330.94386.14267.39379.15271.53492.05911.2
Ethio - Kenya0.711.111.041.441.87
Ethio - Sudan-175.31340.41381.27427.02759.52520.5
Total331.65562.56608.85761.86700.421,251.571,431.7

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Phone (External Public Relations Office): +251115580598 or +251115580631
Fax:
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About EEP

EEP was established in 2013 by the Council of Ministers Regulation No.302/2013 and is responsible for generating, transmitting and wholesale electricity to be utilized nationwide as well as neighboring countries.
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