Chemoga Yeda is a 280MW hydro power project. It is planned on Chemoga-Yeda river/basin in Amhara, Ethiopia. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 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 280 280 Permitting Amhara, Ethiopia Ethiopian Electric Power


The project is being developed and currently owned by Ethiopian Electric Power.

The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 325 million cubic meter. The project is expected to generate 1,194 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $729m.

Chemoga Yeda (Chemoga Yeda I) consists of 2 units of pelton turbines with 81MW nameplate capacity.

Chemoga Yeda (Chemoga Yeda II) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 59MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

Contractors Involved

POSCO Engineering & Construction is expected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

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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