Ethiopian Electric power
Ethiopian Electric Power Authority (EELPA) was established in 1955(1948 E.C). It was reestablished as Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) after restructuring in 1996(1989E.C). The corporation was reorganized in to two entities, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) in 2013(2006 E.C).
Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) was established by the FDRE Council of Ministers Regulation No. 302/2013 and amended Regulation No. 381/2016 to implement the following objectives. Therefore, the following are the objectives for which the EEP is mandated in accordance with the amended Regulation of the Council of Ministers of FDRE No. 381/2016.
1/ To undertake feasibility studies, design and survey of electricity generation in integrated national grid, construction of transmission lines and substation over 66 kilo volt level; to contract out such activities to consultants, as required
2/ To undertake construction and up grading of electricity generation in integrated national grid and, construction and up grading transmission lines and substation of over 66 kilo volt level; to contract out such works to contractors as required;
3/ To administer, operate and maintain electricity generation in the integrated national grid, and transmission lines and substation of over 66 kilo volt level;
4/ To sell and purchase bulk electric power on transmission lines above 66 kilo volt level;
5/ To lease transmission lines above 66 kilo volt level;
6/ To submit electricity tariff proposals with respect to power it sales and implement same upon approval;
7/ In line with directives and policy guidelines issued by the Ministry of finance and economic cooperation to sell and pledge bonds and to negotiate and sing loan agreements with locale and international financial sources;
8/ To undertake any other related activities necessary for the attainment of its purposes.
Electricity supply system
Currently, there are 22 interconnected generation plants and they are mainly from hydropower and wind farms. In addition to these, the EEP also has power plants that generate energy from solid waste and geothermal sources.