Ethiopia calls on Sudan, Egypt to name dam operators before filling dam Ethiopia has called on Sudan and Egypt to name their dam operators before the second round of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is completed this coming summer.
Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Dr. Sileshi Bekele He called on countries to name their dam operators before Ethiopia launches the second round of water in July and August.
According to the letter of the Minister: The invitation was made in accordance with a plan agreed upon by an independent team of scientists from the three countries.
As a result, the second phase of the dam will continue in September and August, depending on the flow rate, and may continue until September. Construction of Koysha power plant by Mohammed Hussein has reached 40 percent
Construction of Koisha Dam, Ethiopia’s largest hydroelectric power plant, has reached 40 percent, according to the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation.
Public Relations Officer of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, Moges Mekonnen, told Addis Zemen that the construction of the 2,160 megawatt Koisha power plant, which is the second largest after the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, has reached 40 percent.
He said the Koisha hydroelectric dam, which was signed in 2008 EC and is expected to take five years to complete, has been delayed due to lack of funds.
He said the government’s efforts to solve the financial crisis are accelerating, adding that the government is paying special attention to the Koisha Dam.
After the financial problems were solved, various activities were carried out. According to Moges, the Omo River has been completely rebuilt and is currently being followed by an artificial canal.
Reconstruction work has begun on the main dam site. In addition, construction of power plants is underway. He also said that the electromechanical and hydraulic steel structures are also under construction.
Currently, the country’s electricity generation capacity is about 17,500 GW. When the Koisha Dam is completed, it will increase its current capacity by 40 percent, he said.
In addition to hydropower, wind to increase Ethiopia’s energy supply; Moges, Aisha and Assela say they are working to generate electricity from geothermal and waste. He said the geothermal power plants being built in Kulu Moye and Aluto Langano and the Rapi power plants will contribute significantly to disrupting and increasing the country’s energy supply.
He said the completion of these constructions will increase the current production capacity of 4,500 megawatts to 17,000 megawatts in the next ten years.
The Koisha Dam will cost 2.5 billion Euros. Construction is being carried out by Wibeld, or Salini, an Italian company.
In addition to the power services provided by the Koisha Dam, it has already provided various infrastructures that will benefit the community. In particular, about 80 km of road infrastructure connecting various woredas has been constructed; A 172-meter-long bridge connecting two woredas has been constructed, and schools, health centers, and kebele administration buildings have been completed.
The Koisha Dam is located in Konta Special Woreda of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region and is located 129 km from Gibe III. Where the dam is built, the rainfall is high; It is located in the Omo Gibe Basin and operates on one of the largest basins.