Executive Director, Ethiopian Energy Authority
Getahun Moges Kifle is the current Director General of Ethiopian Energy Authority. In that capacity he is responsible for overseeing the operational activities of the Authority in the realm of; power sector regulation, (economic and technical involving service standards, complaint handling, tariff and overseeing day today management of the Authority) and in the planning, execution of energy efficiency programs and projects, and business and competency certification activities.
Since his appointment he had involved in the formation of the continental forum of energy regulation known as African Forum for Energy Regulatory (AFUR) back in early 2000 and was a founding member of AFUR and contributed and actively engaged in the development of various regulatory guidelines. Similarly since 2006 Getahun Moges has actively involved in the establishment of the Regional Association of Energy Regulators in Eastern and Southern Africa (RARESA) under COMESA is also a founding member, since 2010, is member of the executive committee and Chair person of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Committee. In his capacity as chairperson of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Committee he responsibly led the preparation of guidelines for promoting investment in renewable energy across Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region. This includes such guidelines as; Public Private Partnership, feed in tariff, model power purchase agreement and a guideline for jointly developing large scale Renewable energy projects by COMESA member countries. These guidelines are recently endorsed by COMESA energy ministers and will soon be adopted by COMESA general Assembly. He is also currently working in the committee to finalize other similar guidelines.
Prior to his current position, he has served at the national utility in the capacity of Marketing Division before leaving the utility in 2000. He has worked in numerous activities programs and initiatives and programs ; such as rate study and implementation Demand Side Management; utility reform, implementation of total quality management (TQM).
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Addis Ababa in 1983 and his Diploma in Computer Science from Addis Ababa University science faculty in 1988. He has attended a one year advanced Diploma Program on Energy and Environment at the University of Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany.