Promoting Sustainable Rural Energy Technologies (RETs) for Household and Productive Uses

Project Summary

To promote and encourage significantly greater use of renewable energy technologies for household and productive uses in rural communities in Ethiopia

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Federal level: Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Ministry of Water and Energy, Ethiopian Rural Energy Development and Promotion CentreRegional level: Dire Dawa Administration, Somali, Harari, Oromia and Amhara National Regional States, Environmental and Water and Energy Bureaus, and Addis Ababa University
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,091,781 USD
Co-financing Total
69,045,899 USD
GEF Agency Fees
388,719 USD
Total Cost 73,237,680.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
22 Jul 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Sep 2013
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
11 Jun 2015
Project closed