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Genale Dawa III Hydroelectric Power Plant Starts in Ethiopia

Power News - Published on Wed, 26 Feb 2020

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Ethiopia has inaugurated the delayed Genale Dawa III hydroelectric power plant. The project which was built on Dawa River in Southeast Ethiopia, has a total installed generating capacity of 254 MW. The 110 meter high and 426 meter long dam, has a capacity to hold 2.5 billion cubic meters of water. Built by a Chinese firm China Gezhouba Group, Genale Dawa III hydroelectric plant has consumed a total investment outlay of USD 451 million, out of which about USD 67.8 million was covered by the Government of Ethiopia. The remaining was covered by a loan.

The Genale-Dawa III project was initially launched in 2010, but was temporarily suspended for more than a year due to certain setbacks related to resettlement of residents living close to the dam. The completion of the project is said to help increase the country’s electric power generation capacity to 4654 MW from the existing 4,200 MW; and help enhance the economic benefits of Genale and Dawa communities through expanding irrigation development.

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Posted By : Nishith Sharma on Wed, 26 Feb 2020
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