GIZ’s renewable energy competition

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The Ethiopian-German Energy Cooperation has introduced the innovation competition held on a virtual event.
The joint energy cooperation targets to enhance decentralized electrification, rehabilitation of existing large hydropower stations with the involvement of the private sector including from Germany and establishment of solar photovoltaic (PV) demonstrational centers in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian-German Energy Cooperation and innovation competition on ‘Decentralized Energy Solutions in Ethiopia’ launched on September 1 on a high-level virtual event with participants from the German and Ethiopian government and private sector as well as the scientific community that included Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE).
The innovation competition is open to Ethiopian students, researchers and entrepreneurs who have business ideas for decentralized electrification approaches that demonstrate unique innovation in terms of feasibility and adaptation, scalability, replicability, affordability and sustainability.
The competition, which goes in hand with the National Electrification Plan (NEP), will seek to award its participants with an international recognition, besides giving an opportunity for contribution to the enhancement and modernization of the energy sector in Ethiopia.
According to the statement sent to Capital, the energy cooperation fosters commercial application of renewable energy technologies in Ethiopia.