Grand Inga Dam

Ed’s note: Hydropower race continues in full force

Africa’s mammoth hydropower project, the Grand Inga Dam, is back in the news. Its story, which began more than six decades ago, continues to raise hackles.
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction. Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia

Evaluating Africa’s largest hydropower projects

Africa’s planned hydropower potential holds nearly 27GW of electricity; however, each project must traverse complex social and environmental challenges, coupled with the economics of...

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