The World's #1 Renewable Energy Network for News, Information, and Companies.
Untitled Document

Ethiopia Celebrates Completion of Tekeze Hydroelectric Project

Ethiopia's 300-MW Tekeze hydroelectric project, the largest public works project in Ethiopia's history, is complete, said Colorado-based MWH, the engineering and construction firm that oversaw the design and construction.

MWH began working on the US $350 million project in 1998. It is Africa’s tallest dam at 188-meters high and is expected to play a vital role in meeting the country’s growing demand for electricity.

“All challenges faced during more than 10 years of work on this project are outweighed by the increased quality of life for the Ethiopian people,” said Ralph Watt, project manager for MWH.

The hydroelectric plant is expected to improve reliability in a country that regularly imposes blackouts on its 80 million residents due to a shortage of power supplies. In August, the Tekeze plant generated power for the first time in a test run. (HydroWorld 8/24/09)

“The Tekeze hydropower plant is going to deliver immediate, significant and sustainable energy benefits for the people of Ethiopia,” said MWH President and Chief Operating Officer Alan Krause. “We are very proud to be involved in this project that combines our expertise in wet infrastructure and our mission to help build a better world.” (From HydroWorld.com)

Untitled Document

RELATED ARTICLES

World Moves Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy – First Electricity, Then Heating/Cooling, and Finally Transportation

Junko Movellan The exclusive use of energy from renewable resources in at least one sector has now become a feasible goal for 8 countries. Diane Moss, Founding Director of Renewables 100 Policy Institute, discussed this remarkable develop...

Sudan Sees Hydropower Boost After Protests Over Electricity Cuts

Bassem Abo Alabass Mohammed, Bloomberg News Sudan plans to boost electricity output by about 15 percent with new hydropower equipment in the coming year as power cuts in the capital spur sporadic protests. A generating plant connected to Atbara and Steit dams in east...

Endesa Chile outlines Latin American hydropower ambitions

Diarmaid Williams Endesa Chile has unveiled a plan to develop 36 projects, amounting to 6300 MW of power in Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia. The board of directors are looking at hydroelectric power in particular for the bulk of the new cap...

US Clean Power Plan Could Include Carbon Trading

Mark Drajem, Bloomberg Some businesses that back President Barack Obama’s plan to curb greenhouse gases are making a late lobbying push to add an element similar to a cap-and-trade program. With the administration set this week or next to unveil ...

CURRENT MAGAZINE ISSUE

Volume 18, Issue 4
1507REW_C11

STAY CONNECTED

To register for our free
e-Newsletters, subscribe today:

SOCIAL ACTIVITY

Tweet the Editors! @megcichon @jennrunyon

FEATURED PARTNERS



EVENTS

2015 AREDAY Summit

The 12th Annual AREDAY Summit, August 8-13th in Snowmass Colorado. Engag...

StartUp Green

AREI, American Renewable Energy Institute, in partnership with ...

5th Annual Hydro Plant Maintenance

Join maintenance professionals to discuss the challenges in maintenance ...

COMPANY BLOGS

New coating extends cylinder life 8 times longer than traditional c...

Hydroelectric turbine systems operate in extremely harsh conditions. The...

Clean Energy Patents Maintain High Levels in First Quarter, Solar L...

U.S. patents for Clean Energy technologies from the first quarter of 201...

SAP for Utilities Blog

The Eventful Group produces the annual SAP for Utilites Conference ...

NEWSLETTERS

Renewable Energy: Subscribe Now

Solar Energy: Subscribe Now

Wind Energy: Subscribe Now

Geothermal Energy: Subscribe Now

Bioenergy: Subscribe Now  

 

FEATURED PARTNERS