Beles Multipurpose Project

Name of Project:

Beles Multipurpose Project 460 MW



Country:
Ethiopia

Client:
Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo)

Construction period:
2005 - 2010

The Beles Hydroelectric Power Plant is situated on the shores of Lake Tana, in Amhara regional state, about 370 km north of Addis Ababa.

The main portion of the works of the Beles Multipurpose Project is located underground and is constituted by: the Headrace tunnel (11.8 Km long) conveying water from Lake Tana to the pressure shaft, the underground Powerhouse accommodating four Francis turbine-generator units with the capacity to generate 115 MW each, the Tailrace tunnel (7.2 Km long) discharging the water into the Jehana River.
The power plant has a total installed power of 460 MW and an estimated production of 1720 GWh/y.

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Last update: 09/01/2017

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