Ethiopia expects test electricity generation on mega dam in 2018

ADDIS ABABA, March 17 (Xinhua) — Ethiopia will soon start test generation of the 6,450 MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) built on the Blue Nile river, an Ethiopian official said on Saturday.

Speaking to Xinhua, Hailu Abraham, Public Relations Head at Office of Ethiopia National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of GERD, said two turbines each with capacity to generate 375 MW have already been installed and are waiting test electricity generation.

Published in Xinhua Net, 17th March, 2018