Source: IRENA Statistics

*More information on specific geothermal power plants can be found HERE.

Plans for geothermal power

Year Projected capacity(MWe)
2020 7.3
2022 304
2025 854
2030 1054

(EEP 2019, 10 years Master plan report-final draft -ver-01, 251 PP.)

Direct use

Application Installed capacity(MWt) Installed capacity (TJ/yr)

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(Morata, et al., 2020)

Geothermal Institutions

Ethiopian Geothermal Association - The association aims to enhance the role of geothermal to contribute to the energy mix in Ethiopia and support geothermal professionals in research and development.

Geothermal Projects/Programs

The projects/programmes supported by partners to promote geothermal development in East Africa, including in Ethiopia can be found HERE.

Ethiopia Geothermal Sector Development Project – a project supported by the World Bank for the development of geothermal resources in Ethiopia.

Legal and Regulatory Framework

In Ethiopia, geothermal energy exploitation is regulated by the Geothermal Resource Development Proclamation No. 981/2016 and the Geothermal Resource Regulation No. 453/2019. This law includes provisions for licensing both electricity and direct use projects. The Ethiopian Energy Authority is in charge of issuing licenses.