SEFA approves grant to support IPPs in Ethiopia

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a $995,000 grant to support the roll-out of a sustainable procurement framework for independent power producers (IPPs) in Ethiopia. The SEFA grant is aimed at encouraging private investments in hydropower projects under Ethiopia’s Renewable Energy Programme. It will strengthen the government’s capacity to undertake bankability and technical analysis, including feasibility assessments of hydropower projects in the pipeline. The grant will also support environmental and social impact assessments, and the preparation of resettlement action plans and bidding documents for hydro projects.