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RSS FeedsEthiopia Turns on Turbines at the Largest Hydropower Plant in Africa
(World News Egypt)


6 march 2022 16:46:28

Ethiopia Turns on Turbines at the Largest Hydropower Plant in Africa
(World News Egypt)

On Sunday, February 20th, Ethiopia turned on the turbines at its multi-billion dollar hydropower plant on the River Nile for the first time. The plant has been in construction since 2011 for $4.2 billion, as reported by the BBC, it is the largest Hydropower Plant on the African continent. Ethiopia aims to bring power to 60% of its population who currently do not have access to power. It is estimated to produce 5,000 megawatts of electricity once it is completed, doubling Ethiopia`s current national electricity output. For this reason, Ethiopia has named the plant the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). As of Sunday, it...

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