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Ethiopia energy report

Ethiopia energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Ethiopia energy market data.

Ethiopia energy report
Update: January, 2017
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 27 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Ethiopia energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Ethiopia. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2015 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) is in charge of the development of energy policies, strategies and programmes outside the oil sector.

    The Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas supervises the mineral and...

  • Energy Companies


    Two main international companies, namely Tullow Oil and Africa Oil (Canada), are involved in exploration activities. In 2015, Maersk Oil & Gas bought 50% of Africa Oil's stakes in onshore exploration licences in Kenya and Ethiopia.


  • Energy Supply


    The country's hydroelectric resources are among the highest in the region: the economically exploitable resources amount to about 160 TWh for a technical potential of 650 TWh. Geothermal resources are estimated to amount to roughly 4 000 MW. Hydrocarbon reserves are limited and are barely used (...

  • Energy Prices


    Electricity prices have fallen steadily since 2006. In 2015, prices for industrial customers decreased by 50% compared to 2006, to US$1.95c/kWh. For households, the average price was US$1.7c/kWh in 2015, representing a decrease of 62% from 2006.


  • Energy Consumption

    Total energy consumption per capita is around 0.5 toe, of which 73 kWh of electricity (2015).

    Total energy consumption is increasing steadily (3%/year on average over the last 10 years).



  • Issues & Prospects


    Ethiopia strives to become an African power hub. In 2005 the Government released its 25-year Power System Expansion Master Plan, which was updated in 2007, 2011 and 2016, within the Growth and Transformation Plans (GTP).

    It aims to generate 17.300 GW by 2020 and to reach 90% of...

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In the Ethiopia market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2015, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2015, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 8: Total consumption market share by energy (2015 %)
  • GRAPH 9: Final consumption market share by sector (2015, %)

In the Ethiopia market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.

The Ethiopia market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2015 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Ethiopia Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Ethiopia energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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