The Council of Ministers approved a regulation that empowers the Ethiopian Energy Authority to regulate energy efficiency performance standards of equipment and appliances.
Approved on December 15, 2018, the 40-page draft regulation took four years to finalize and was pushed back to the Authority for a revision six times before its final approval.
The Ethiopian Electric Utility, Ethiopian Electric Power, the Geological Survey of Ethiopia, and the ministries of Water, Irrigation & Energy, Finance and Mines and Petroleum & Natural Gases have all participated in the draft process.
The East African Power Pool, established in 2005 and comprised of seven east African nations, also consulted on the draft.
Source: Addis Fortune