The power demand of Ethiopia has been growing at an average rate of 25 per cent per year during the
last five years.
The demand forecast for the next five years is estimated to be 32 per cent per annum. The amount of power necessary to provide for this tremendous demand by the year 2015 is forecasted to be 10,000MW, significantly greater than the current output.
In the meantime, to narrow the gap of the current plan for the coming five years, it is necessary to initiate a number of energy development programmes. Among these is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP), on the most prominent (Blue Nile) river.>> Find out more information about the project