Assela Wind Farm – Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) Project Preparation Grant


  • Reference: P-ET-FE0-002
  • Approval date: 28/06/2012
  • Start date: 20/09/2013
  • Appraisal Date: 15/10/2011
  • Status: OngoingOnGo
  • Location: Assela


2.The Scope of the Project

The altitude elevation of Assela is from 2300m-2800m above sea level with an Asphalt road from Addis Ababa and the DJibouti port. The Assela region shows an annual average wind speed greater than 8 m/s and wind power density greater than 800 W/m2 @ 50m height above sea level. The site is very near to the national grids of 132Kv and 230Kv overhead transmission lines.

3.The Project Objective of the Project

The objective of the wind farm project will be: -To further investigate the areas identified in the wind map -To asses and evaluate available wind potential sites suitable for grid connected power generation -Gaining high quality wind data from the proposed site and assessing that data in a pre-feasibility study process -Conducting a full feasibility study, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and conceptual design for the site and make it ready for construction of a wind farm project in that location The overall objective of the project is to determine if the project is viable and feasible from the technical, economic, environmental and social perspectives

The PPG shall be used for the hiring of a consultancy firm to perform a detailed technical feasibility study and to carry out a detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, detailed Resettlement Action Plan and preparation of bidding document for construction of wind power plant including the installation of 4 wind masts for wind assessment.

Key contacts

ABIYEHOY Girma Mekuria - RDGE4


Finance source Amount
GovernmentUSD 194,727
Co-financierUSD 1,103,452
DeltaUSD 1
TotalUSD 1,298,180