Energy has always been among the most essential resource that reflects the improvement, evolution and advancement of human society.
Solar energy is also particularly one of the basic elements for the survival, reproduction and evolution of human society since all most all organism depends directly or indirectly on this type of energy for their survival.
Apart from traditional forms of energy such as wood, charcoal, oil, animal product the uses modern energy is getting more and more sophisticated ever than before. People are more environmentally conscious and tend to move from Fossil fuels (oil, coal, natural gas) and nuclear energy to environmental friendly sources of energy such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, biomass, ocean wave energy, hydrogen energy (H2O), Tidal Energy, etc.
Even though Ethiopia is endowed with abundant renewable energy sources with a potential to generate over 60,000 Megawatts(MW) of electricity from hydroelectric, wind, solar, geothermal sources currently it only has got around 4000 MW for the population of over 100 million.
The mass production and per capita consumption of energy around the world is an unevenly distributed and it shows disturbingly large variance between and developed and developing nations.
The per capita consumption for USA is around 11.4 kw (per person) while in developing countries such as India and Bangladesh is 0.7 kw and 0.2 kw, respectively. per person In Ethiopia it is only 0.04 kw or 5.7% of that of India or 0.35% of that of American per capita.
Therefore, there is a huge gap in terms of demand to fulfil and abundant opportunity in terms of supply within the country.
DGIG is aware of this huge potential for growth and it is keen and well positioned to be a major player in this the Ethiopian energy production and distribution sector.