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With the launch of the Wind Project Development Roadmap report Ethiopia and Denmark are joining forces for large scale expansion of wind energy in East Africa. The report is a part of the Danish-Ethiopian cooperation on utilising Ethiopia’s wind energy potential through the Accelerated Wind Power Generation in Ethiopia (AWPGE) programme.

An important part of the development of the infrastructure of Ethiopia including the energy sector will be a joint effort between the public and private sector. To lay the foundation for these plans the Ethiopian Parliament ratified the comprehensive Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Proclamation on 25 January 2018. The Roadmap report includes a thematic policy and action matrix for accelerating wind power generation in Ethiopia, providing a blueprint for matching the new policy guidelines for PPPs in the energy sector with best international practices. The matrix captures also initial and high prioritized initiatives versus long-term sustainable procedures for developing and scaling up IPP wind power in large scale. Within the matrix, the different themes and sectorial focuses suggested for Ethiopia are directly addressed to the relevant implementing bodies and responsible units of the country.

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