The Renaissance Dam, which has been successfully tested for the past few weeks, will officially start generating electricity on Sunday, February 19, 2022.
As reported a few days ago, water testing of two power turbines has been successfully completed and now the date of the first phase of the dam will be a new chapter in the dam’s history.
The government is preparing to unveil this historic chapter of the dam tomorrow. It was also learned that there will be various programs at the dam site.
The construction and storage of the dam will continue in the coming years, and negotiations with the lower riparian countries are expected to take on a new dimension. Negotiations between various negotiators have stalled for years.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been flooded for two consecutive seasons in 2020 and 2021. In the winter of 2021, the dam reached a height of 565 meters above sea level and 4.9 billion cubic meters.
Last year, the dam is expected to reach a height of 595 meters above sea level and the additional capacity of the dam will be 13.5 billion cubic meters. However, given the current state of affairs in the country, there are some doubts about the success of the project, but it has been confirmed that the Renaissance Dam will be able to generate electricity with two turbines.
Negotiations in the lower riparian countries about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is just 11 years away from construction, have been held by the African Union, but Ethiopia and Sudan have said they will sign a binding agreement on water management and decommissioning, but Ethiopia has said it will hurt its interests.