The Ethiopian energy company publishes a tender for 20 solar energy mini-grids



The Ethiopian government has secured funding from the World Bank through the Access to Electricity and Lighting in Ethiopia (ADELE) program for 20 solar mini-grid projects.

According to the tender document published on, the projects will be located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s (SNNP) region, as well as in Amhara, Somalia, Oromia and Sidama regions. Interested developers can submit their proposals until August 15.

The Ethiopian government has secured funding for the projects from the World Bank through the Adele program in Ethiopia.

“The tender will be conducted through international competition using the Request for Bids (RFB) procedure defined in the fourth edition of the World Bank’s ‘Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers Procurement in Investment Projects Financing’ in November 2020,” the tender document states.

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Ethiopia had only 21 MW of installed solar capacity at the end of 2022. With a population of around 110 million, landlocked Ethiopia currently has around 4.5 GW of electricity generation capacity – most of it hydropower.

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