Assessment of Rural Energy Sources and Energy Consumption Pattern: The Case of Jimma and Ilubabor South-Western Oromia

Mengistu Jifara


The study looks in to identifying rural energy sources and energy consumption pattern in the selected representative rural districts and villages of Jimma and also aims at identifying the existing cooking stoves and generates essential information for further interventions in their improvement and promotion activities. The analysis of the result indicates that the study area is characterized by covering almost the whole household energy consumption by fuel wood and very insignificant of free and renewable energy source. Leaving rural inhabitants to continue on the course of the current use pattern of traditional energy sources, will have highly negative consequences for the rural economy at large, as well as the environment and the ecosystem balance Based on results and analysis solutions for curving rural energy related problems with minimum harming effect to the environment were forward in terms of extensive utilization of alternative energy sources, Subsidy provision for improved rural energy technologies that run by renewable energy resources, while importing equipment of rural energy technologies, establishment and expansion of rural energy fund up to local levels in order to create enabling environment to attract private sector, in the development and dissemination of rural energy technologies including improved fuel saving cooking and baking stoves and also strengthening communication and collaborative work between rural energy technology promoting agents.

Keywords: Consumption Pattern; Rural; Energy; Sources

DOI: 10.7176/JETP/10-6-01

Publication date:October 31st 2020

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