In this article, we'll be looking at 4 Of The Largest Dams In Africa, according to 'Energy Capital Power'.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is a gravity dam. It is located in Bameza, Ethiopia.
The primary purpose of The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is electricity production.
With a total installed capacity of about 6,450 MW, this dam is one of the largest dams in Africa.
2. The Aswan High Dam
The Aswan High Dam is one of the largest embankment dams in the world. It is located in Aswan, Egypt.
Constructed between 1960 and 1970, its aim was to increase the amount of hydroelectric power, regulate flooding and increase agricultural production.
The Aswan High dam has a total installed capacity of 2,100 MW.
3. The Cahora Bassa Dam
The Cahora Bassa Dam is an arch dam and hydroelectric facility. It is located in Mozambique.
The Cahora Bassa dam was built in order to supply more power to South Africa. It has a total installed capacity of about 2,070 MW.
4. The Gilgel Gibe III Dam
The Gilgel Gibe III Dam is a roller-compacted concrete dam. It is located in Ethiopia.
The Gilgel Gibe III Dam is used for floodwater regulation and power generation.
With a total installed capacity of about 1,870 MW, this dam is one of the largest dams in Africa.
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