Downstream Costs of Ethiopia's Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The benefits for Ethiopia and for many electricity-importing countries in East Africa are clear. However the implications for downstream countries aren't all positive - and need to be better understood, writes Zachary Donnefeld for ISS.
ISS, 25 July 2017
The government of Ethiopia is currently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once complete, the GERD will be the largest hydropower facility in Africa (about 6… Read more »
The Grand Renaissance Dam or GERD.
The project has already become a symbol of national pride next to the Victory of Adwa, the Axum Obelisk and Lalibela's rock-hewn churches. Read more »
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is expected to produce more than 6450 MW, which makes it the biggest hydro-electric power dam in Africa and the eighth biggest in the world. Read more »