Tests for GERD electricity generation to begin soon

Ethiopian officials declared that Addis Ababa will begin testing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) for electricity generation, to determine if it can produce 6.450 megawatts of electricity upon completion.

Chinese agency Xinhua reported that Hailu Abraham, Public Relations Head at the Office of the Ethiopian National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of GERD, said that two turbines, each operating at 375 megawatts, have already been installed onto the dam and await testing.

Published in Eygpt Independent, 19th March, 2018