67 Million Ethiopians Do Not Have Access to Electricity

Only 23 percent of Ethiopians have access to electricity
Only 23% of Ethiopians have access to electricity: IEA

By TESFANEWS,

ETHIOPIA’s 67.1 million citizens (77% of the total 87 million populations) do not have access to electricity, a new research by the International Energy Agency reveals.

Ethiopia is one of the six African countries that have chosen to be part of the United States’ Power Africa Initiative.

Approximately 230 million people from these six countries namely Ethiopia (67.1m), Liberia (3.9m), Tanzania (38.5m), Nigeria (79.4m), Kenya (33.5m) and Ghana (9.6m), do not have access to electricity meaning that there is often no electricity to power lights to study or to work at night. It also means no access to safer electric cooking and heating, powered health centers, or electricity to run a business.

Each of the six countries has extremely low access rates — especially Ethiopia, Liberia, Tanzania and Kenya, where less than 25% of the people have electrical power.

This puts only 23% of Ethiopia’s 87 million citizens to have access to electricity.



Latest study shows Ethiopia 23% of Ethiopia's 87m people have access to electricity
Latest study shows only 23% of Ethiopia’s 87m people have access to electricity
Graph showing Ethiopia's current power consumption, unmet demands and additional demands by 2030
Graph showing Ethiopia’s current power consumption, unmet demands and additional demands by 2030