Ethiopia Member Committee

Ethiopian National Energy Committee

The Ethiopia National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Ethiopia, as a part of the WEC’s energy vision. As a member of the WEC network, the organisation is committed to representing the Ethiopian perspective within national, regional and global energy debates. The committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of Ethiopia are appropriately represented. Members of the committee are invited to attend high-level events, participate in energy-focused study groups, contribute to technical research and be a part of the global energy dialogue.

Chair: Alemayehu Tegenu


Since September 2006, HE. Alemayehu Tegenu serves as the Ethiopian Minister of the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy. In 2015 he became Minister of Cabinet Affairs. In addition to his ministerial assignment, he is Chairman of the board in the Ethiopian Mineral Enterprise, the Ethiopian Water Works Construction Enterprise, and the Ethiopian Coal Phosphate Project. From 1991 to 1999, HE. Tegenu was Senior Expert and Head of the Oromiya Water Supply Operation and Maintenance Department of the Water Resource Development Authority.

Secretary: Gosaye Mengistie

Mr Gosaye Mengistie is the Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Electric Utility in Ethiopia. His previous position was with the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy as Director of Energy, Study and Development.