Ethiopia began generating electricity from its mega-dam on the Blue Nile on Sunday, a milestone in the controversial multi-billion dollar project. The AFP news agency reports that only one of 13 turbines is currently operational, with a capacity of 375 megawatts. A second will come online within a few months and the dam is currently expected to be fully completed in 2024, at which time it is expected to produce more than 5 000 megawatts of electricity, more than doubling Ethiopia’s current output.
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