Ethiopia - Mekele-Dallol and Semera-Afdera Power Supply for Industrial Development and Access Scale-up Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Jul 2016
Signature Date 01 Sep 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 78,604,490.4
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Mekele-Dallol & Semera-Afdera Power Transmission Supply for Industrial Development and Access Scale-up Project (MSPIAP) is an integrated project and includes transmission lines, substation & rural electrification components. This project aims to improve the socio-economic development and livelihood of the population of beneficiary regions through increased access to affordable & sustainable electricity supply and improvement in service delivery. The two 230kV transmission lines are extended from existing 230 kV substations. The proposed new transmission lines will considerably expand the high voltage transmission system and increase the power transfer capacity from the existing and future generating sources to the major load centers in the country. The project will end in 2019.

Project Objectives

The principal objectives of this project are to: (i) provide sustainable power for the population of the North and North Eastern parts of the country and (ii) support potash mining industries and Rural Electrification.


The project will benefit an estimated 36 rural towns/villages (estimated 102,000 people) directly in the beneficiary regions from improved access to electricity, basic social services. The project will also support provision of adequate and reliable grid based power supply to potash industries as well as other small business. The program will have a direct positive social benefit, enabling improved education opportunities for women and school age children, improving access to health services, creating productive/livelihood opportunities and employment through expanded service and improved private sector activities.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)


IATI identifier 46002-P-ET-FA0-011
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name ABIYEHOY Girma Mekuria

Geographic Location

Country Ethiopia
Coordinates Location Name
14.16667 38.83333 Tigray
13.49667 39.47528 Mek'ele
12 41.5 Afar Region
13.4793 39.53937 Kwiha
13.71044 39.61793 Enderta
13.4 39.45 Atsbi Wonberta
13.86167 40.02157 Berahile
14.2384 40.18926 Dalol