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Major Restructuring Expected in Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation

Tigrai Online, July 05, 2012

Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation
Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) will submit a new restructuring document to the government

The state utility Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) will submit a new restructuring document to the Council of Ministers for final approval in the next weeks. The study was conducted to make the power utility more efficient.

The corporation structure was expected to be applied in past years but has not yet materialized. Several studies have been undertaken by the corporation itself in addition to external local and foreign based consultants.

According to sources, the current structuring will follow the study undertaken by Ben and Company, an Italian Consultant firm. These sources said that the document entailing the restructuring is expected to be delivered before the end of this budget year, which will be in one week. However, they added that it might be delayed for few weeks.

Under the application of the new structure, the corporation will be restructured into three main wings. The first wing will manage construction of electric projects and generation, while the other two wings will focus on transmission and distribution with a responsibility for power transmission and sales respectively.

According to sources, about 500 EEPCo management staff will also start a five day training workshop at Civil Service College. The letter for the management staff was distributed on Friday June 29, and does not state the purpose of the training. Although sources indicated that the training will commence tomorrow, they declined to explain explicitly how it will relate with the new restructuring.

Source: Capital Ethiopia

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