Senior Advisor, Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy (MoWIE), Ethiopia
Hizkyas Dufera is a Senior Advisor to Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE). One of Hizkyas’ main focus is on the development and execution of Ethiopia’s Renewable Energy based National Electrification strategy and policy. He also leads Ethiopia’s power sector reform roadmap to help attract private investment into the power sector and he provides project transaction advisory services to support the country’s initiative to develop power generation plants via Independent Power Producers (IPPs). Hizkyas recently started electric mobility initiative to help reduce the country’s dependence on polluting fossil fuels that tie up much needed foreign exchange. Hizkyas comes from the private sector where he has held notably increasing roles and responsibilities. Right before he joined MoWIE as an advisor, he founded and run his own energy storage company in the USA.