Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering / 2020 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Poverty of Energy and Its Impact on Living Standards in Ethiopia

Table 1

Energy resource potential and percentage of its potential usage in Ethiopia.

ResourceExploitable reserveExploited percent (%)

Hydropower45000 MW0.06
Solar irradiance4–6 kWh/m2/day0.01
Wind: power100 GW0.01
Geothermal<10,000 MW0.01
Firewood1120 million tons50
Agricultural waste15–20 million tons30
Natural gas113 billion cubic meters0
Coal300 million tons0
Oil shale253 million tons0

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