Birbir is a 564.4MW hydro power project. It is planned on Birbir river/basin in Oromia, Ethiopia. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||564.4||–||564.4||Permitting||Oromia, Ethiopia||Ethiopian Electric Power|
The project is being developed and currently owned by Ethiopian Electric Power.
The project is expected to generate 2,759 GWh of electricity.
Birbir (Birbir A) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 48.7MW nameplate capacity.
Birbir (Birbir R) consists of 6 units of francis turbines with 78MW nameplate capacity.
The project consists of 8 generators.
The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.
About Ethiopian Electric Power
Ethiopian Electric Power Corp (Ethiopian Electric Power), formerly The Ethiopian Electric Light and Power Authority, is an electricity company that generates, transmits and distributes electricity. The company generates, transmits and supply power. It maintains the interconnected System and transmits electricity from hydropower plants and wind farms. Ethiopian Electric Power constructs and administrate power generation plants, high voltage and whole sale of electricity. The company owns and operates electric circuit transmission lines and substations. It also operates hydropower projects, wind projects, geothermal projects and transmission and substation projects. The company provide service across Ethopia. Ethiopian Electric Power is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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