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.

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The project was developed by Technopromexport and is currently owned by Ethiopian Electric Power with a stake of 100%.

Melka Wakena is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 763 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 300m and 297m respectively. The penstock length is 535m. The penstock diameter is 4.2m. Melka Wakena underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during September 2004-February 2006. The project generated 543 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 38.25MW nameplate capacity.

The project has 4 electric generators installed at the site.

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.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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