Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd) Hydro

Further Gerd turbines due online as Ethiopia-Eritrea tensions mount once more

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Issue 495 - 16 Nov 2023 | 9 minute read

 Sources say five more turbines are expected to come online at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the coming months, adding a huge amount of capacity to the grid, even as questions remain over the megaproject’s economic impact and whether the infrastructure exists to increase exports.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia faces the prospect of renewed conflict as tensions ratchet up with neighbouring Eritrea, writes Our Ethiopia Correspondent.

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