July 19/2021(ENA) Ethiopia introduced on Monday that it has efficiently accomplished second part of the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Minister of Water, Irrigation and Vitality, Eng. Seleshi Bekele, stated that “as we speak, July 19, 2021, the second yr of filling of the Renaissance Dam was accomplished.”
“Because of the heavy rains that now we have been receiving,” the Minister stated, including that the water has now been flowing on the highest of the dam.
In line with him, presently, the quantity of water wanted to run the 2 generators of the dam was achieved.
“The 2nd spherical filling of our flagship undertaking – the GERD has been accomplished. The dam’s two generators will quickly generate electrical energy. Congratulations Ethiopia,” the Minister twitted indicating that the nation have accomplished a number of work this yr to achieve thus far.
The nation will exert the required efforts with a view to producing power by utilizing the two generators and we will understand that within the coming months, Sileshi famous.
The primary yr impoundment was 4.9 billion cubic meters whereas the second spherical filling is 13.5 billion cubic meters.
At the moment, over 80 per cent of the development of the dam has been accomplished.
When totally operational, the dam will turn into the most important hydro-electric plant in Africa, offering energy to some 65 million Ethiopians, who presently lack an everyday electrical energy provide.