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Ethiopia’s 1,870mw Gibe III Dam Begins Full Operations

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia on Saturday inaugurated the €1.5 billion ($1.57 billion) Gibe III hydro plant on River Omo. The plant has 10 turbines each with a capacity of 187MW, and will increase Ethiopia's total electricity output to 4,238 megawatts.

Inside Ethiopia’s Gibe III Hydroelectric Mega Project

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AFRICANGLOBE - Completion of Gibe III has been a significant achievement for Ethiopia. Although it will nearly double the country’s generating capacity when all 10 turbines are operating next year, it already has provided an impetus for the country’s ambitious hydropower expansion plans. The government is now funding development of the 6-GW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Ethiopia is also on track to commission the 254-MW Genale Dawa III and 385-MW Geba I and II hydroelectric complexes by 2018. Development is poised to begin at the 2-GW Gibe IV and 600-MW Gibe V, as well as at the 326-MW Upper Dabus and 436-MW Halele Warebesa projects.

Ethiopia’s Largest Hydro Plant To Produce Electricity In 2015

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia’s government plans to start generating electricity from its largest hydropower plant, Gibe III, in the second half of the year if annual rains sufficiently fill its reservoir, Water and Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu said.

Ethiopian Dam Spurs Debate

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The mud-coloured Omo River which snakes through green gorges, feeding lush vegetation and providing vital water to one of Ethiopia's most remote regions, will...
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