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Genale-Dawa 3 Hydropower Project

Genale-Dawa 3 (GD-3), located within the Genale-Dawa River Basin in Ethiopia, has an installed capacity of 254 MW

  • Genale-Dawa River Basin, Ethiopia

    Genale-Dawa River Basin, Ethiopia

Effective hydropower in Ethiopia

When completed, the GD3 Hydropower Project will have a total installed generating capacity of 254 MW. Three vertical Francis turbine generators, each having a generating capacity of 84.7 MW, are housed in an underground cavern with the main unit transformers housed in an adjacent cavern. A 500-m long cable tunnel leads to the 230kV/400kV switchyard located above ground.

The concrete faced rockfill dam is 110m high with a crest length of 456m, creating a reservoir volume of 3.2 million m3.  The spillway is an open chute type with an ogee weir crest and three radial spillway gates. The mid-level outlet is a 679m long tunnel with a radial gate and a maintenance gate.  A 60-m high power intake structure with vertical sliding gate lies at the entrance to the 12.4-km long, 8.1-m diameter, headrace tunnel (10.5km excavated by TBM) which supplies water to the powerhouse through a 188-m deep vertical shaft, steel lined penstock and manifold tunnels. Water returns to the river through the 820m long tailrace tunnel and 480m long open channel.

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Jose Alvoeiro , Senior Principal, Business Development, WaterPower & Dams

The beauty of my job—and the hydropower industry—is that it allows us to solve problems for future generations, all over the world.
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Aklile Gessesse, Ethiopia Operations and Commercial Manager

The projects I work on are improving the lives not only of Ethiopians but for people across the region. We are making a real impact.
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  • Jose  Alvoeiro

    Senior Principal, Business Development, WaterPower & Dams

  • Aklile Gessesse

    Ethiopia Operations and Commercial Manager

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