GERD’s five units to produce power soon- CEO

Five turbines of the Great Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) will soon start generating power

GERD CEO Engineer Kifle Horo said that, in the coming months, work is being done to start five more units at the Dam.

Following the completion of the fourth round of water filling of the Renaissance Dam, some additional turbines will start generating power.

Engineer Kefle Horo, the manager of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, who explained to the senior government officials present at the scene, stated that the construction of the dam is 93 percent complete.

He also announced that only nine to ten meters are needed to complete the left and right sections of the dam.

He added that 20 meters remain to complete the middle part of the dam and the middle part of the dam will be completed after a year.

The remaining work is to build a bridge that connects the left and right parts of the dam and after four months, the left and right parts of the dam will reach 645 meters.

The dam is currently generating power with two units and in 2023 five more units will start generating power.

The Renaissance Dam, which is the largest dam in Africa in terms of power generation, will have a total of seven power-generating units.


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