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.


  • Implementation Area:

    All over the Country

  • Beneficiaries:

    ADELE’s main beneficiaries are households, smallholder farmers, small businesses, commercial and industrial users, and health and education facilities in the peri-urban, rural, and deep-rural areas serviced through grid and off-grid solutions leveraging public and private delivery modalities

  • Duration: Apr 23 2021 - Jul 30 2027
  • Budget: USD500million