Inadequate and poor regional infrastructure networks posed an impact for escalation of insecurity and political instability in the greater horn of Africa. To deal with such problems, filling resource gaps through sharing resources in the way that maximizes mutual benefit is the major approach to be implemented. In this respect, fostering interdependence through infrastructural development of power interconnections is a best mechanism for energy led integration in the region. The purpose of this article is to analyze the major roles that Ethiopian hydropower development is playing in regional integration schemes. To this end, qualitative research methodology is employed to investigate the project in question. In addition to assessing and interpreting secondary sources, experts and government officials who have close proximity to the issue were used as key informants. Hence, the study recommends that energy linkage leading to economic based integration would open doors for more concrete and justified institutional and political integration in the region.