ACCESS TO DISTRIBUTED ELECTRICITY AND LIGHTING IN ETHIOPIA (ADELE) PROJECT
The project will increase access to new and improved electricity services for households,smallholder farmers, commercial and industrial users, and social institutions in urban, peri-urban, rural,and deep-rural areas through on-grid, off-grid, and mini-grid solutions by leveraging public and private delivery modalities. The project has five components: (a) Network strengthening for improved reliability of supply in urban areas; (b) Solar-hybrid mini grids for rural economic development; (c) Solar homesystems for households (HHs), small-holder farmers and small businesses; (d) Standalone solar systemsfor health and education facilities; and (e) Capacity building, technical assistance and implementation support. These five components provide a synergetic package of investments to ensure that reliable electricity services are made available to all Ethiopians regardless of their location and economic status.Component 1 will ensure that grid-connected urban households are receiving electricity services with adequate reliability and quality, while Components 2 and 3 will ensure that remote and poor households as well as farmers and small businesses in rural areas are able to access electricity services, provided through off-grid solutions (mini-grids or stand-alone off-grid systems). Component 4 will expand the benefits of electrification in communities by supporting improved delivery of education and health care services.