24 April 2018

Ethiopia: Authority Popularizing Energy-Efficient Oven

Ethiopian Energy Authority said it is promoting a newly energy -efficient Injera making oven . The oven is also proven to be energy-efficient by nearly half of the conventional ones.

The Authority Energy Conservation and Efficiency Directorate Director Zewge Werku told The Ethiopian Herald that : "The conventional locally produced Injera making ovens are highly depleting 4 KW energy, in other words, about 60 percent of a given household electricity is being consumed by such oven. It is also unfairly making households to pay more."

Explaining the reason behind the high cost ,he said it is mainly due to the product 's lack of efficiency standard.

He,therefore, said the authority together with universities and other concerned bodies has conducted researches on the widely used Injera making stove and come up with such energy -efficient Injera making oven.

Energy efficiency leveling for the new Injera making ovens was conducted and efficiency standard would be given for the product by Ethiopian Standards Agency soon,he added. Currently , some producers have already begun to fabricate this energy-efficient stoves, as minimum as 2.4 KW.

Zewge also noted that the Agency is now applying minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) and carrying out market test on some of the new energy-efficient ovens .

"These newly produced Injera making stoves are locally produced and save the people's money and time."

Meanwhile, the authority presented its nine-month performance report to the Natural Resource Development and Environmental Protection Affairs Standing Committee of the House of People's Representatives.

Presenting the report, Authority Director General Getahun Moges said that the authority is doing its level best regarding energy- efficiency. The nation used to lose 26% of its energy in the past but the authority managed to decrease it through identifying causes to energy wastage at households, factories and industries, he added.

He underscored that the authority has so far done supervision activities on 22 industries throughout the country and evaluated energy-efficient technologies utilization.

The authority certified 245 electric line installation professionals and renewed some 449, according to him.

After hearing the report, the Committee Chairperson Aster Amare urged the authority to strengthen works on cutting extravagant power use through introducing new energy -efficient technologies and undertaking problem solving researches.

She emphasized that the authority should succeed efforts to implement institutional reforms effectively and mobilizing the country's economic development by ensuring reliable power supply.

According to her, contributing to solving power cuts and taking measures against below standards energy-efficient technologies should be the focus areas of the authority.

Accordingly, rural electrification program benefiting 60-70 million peoples is the focus area of the country for the next three years.


Ethiopian Airlines Poised to Take Over Africa's Skies

Ethiopian Airlines has signed joint venture agreements and business partnerships with at least 14 countries on the… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 The Ethiopian Herald. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.