Melka Wakena is a 153MW hydro power project. It is located on Shebelle river/basin in Oromia, Ethiopia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1988. Buy the profile here.


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

Melka Wakena is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 297m. The project generated 543 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 38.5MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1988.

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About Technopromexport

Technopromexport, a subsidiary of Prominvest of Rostec State Corporation, is a state owned engineering company that specializes in the construction of power projects. The company carries out the construction of various energy facilities including thermal power plants such as combined-cycle, gas-turbine, geothermal and diesel; hydroelectric power plants; RES based plants; power transmission lines and substations; geothermal power plants; and facilities for oil & gas, petrochemical and chemical industries. Technopromexport is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.


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