Egypt's Aswan dam

AfDB aims to unlock capacity by modernising hydroelectric plants

Issue 480 - 19 Mar 2023 - By Martin Burdett | 4 minute read

Almost half of Africa’s hydroelectric power (HEP) plants are more than 40 years old and many are in need of refurbishment and modernisation. The International Hydropower Association (IHA) estimates that some 2.4GW of power could be tapped by restoring idle plants and upgrading others – and at a much lower cost than building new capacity.

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