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Ethiopia: Government plans ambitious utility reforms

Government efforts to improve the economics of Ethiopia’s electricity supply industry encompass the full sweep of the supply chain, including improving collections, utility unbundling, debt restructuring, private investment in generation, least-cost electrification, capacity building and tariff increases. At the core of the reforms are efforts to improve the financial strength of the utilities and increase sector liquidity. Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation was split in 2013 into Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), responsible for generation and transmission, and Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU), responsible for distribution.

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