One unit of Beles hydropower project in Ethiopia begins generating power

The Beles hydropower project in Ethiopia has started generating 115 megawatts with a single turbine as part of a trial run, wire services reported.

Ethiopia Electric Power Corporation officials said the hydropower project will help to address a power shortage in the country.

The hydro plant has four turbines, each with a capacity of 115 megawatts.

All units of the hydro project are expected to begin operations within a matter of weeks, wire reports indicate.

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