Ethiopia will begin the implementation of the second phase of the National Electrification Program 2.0 today in each region of Ethiopia, whose aim is to achieve universal access to this service in the coming six years.

Started in 2017, the Program connected to the grid a third of the population, and another 11 percent receives power through wind energy, photovoltaic panels and other alternatives.

As of this Thursday, the development of structures that integrate the largest number of technologies continues as of the merger of public and private management, a strategy with which Ethiopia aims to bring electricity to the entire population by 2025.

The phase will consume up to $6 million USD in direct investment and technical assistance. It was presented in Addis Ababa in the presence of energy ministers, government officials, international financiers and donor organizations from Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya.