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PM Abiy Ahmed officially launches electricity production from GERD’s second turbine

Addis Ababa, August 11, 2022 (FBC) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has officially launched electricity production from the second turbine of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

PM Abiy further emphasized that it is this generation has responsibility to build the country on a solid foundation and pass it on to the next generation. 

“The GERD is the historical project on which Ethiopians have invested their labor, money and knowledge,” the Premier underlined. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to those who are working tirelessly to bring this grand Ethiopian dream to realization. 

The Prime Minister congratulated all Ethiopians for making the dreams of their ancestors by realizing production of electric power from the Grand dam. GERD’s Unit 9 has started production of electricity with a capacity of 375 MW of electricity.

Unit 10 which was inaugurated last February is currently generating 375 MW of electricity. Combined, the two turbines will produce a total of 750 MW of electricity which is equivalent to the output from Gibe I and II. GERD has 155m height and 1.8km length.

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