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Sunday, 26 May 2013 20:13

CONGO TO HOUSE WORLD’S LARGEST ELECTRIC DAM

Written by Jean-Jacques Cornish - EWN
A view of Inga hydroelectric dam, west of Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa on August 15, 2011. Work on the world's biggest hydroelectric dam will start in October 2015 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a statement said in Paris after talks between DR Congo and international officials. - Copyright : AFP/File A view of Inga hydroelectric dam, west of Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa on August 15, 2011. Work on the world's biggest hydroelectric dam will start in October 2015 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a statement said in Paris after talks between DR Congo and international officials. - Copyright : AFP/File

 

Exciting times lay ahead for Africa as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to house the world’s largest hydroelectric dam.

 

The Grand Inga project, as this upcoming dam is currently known, will produce 40,000 megawatts which would make it almost twice the size of China’s Three Gorges Damcurrently the world’s largest hydro energy dam.

 

At present, there are two hydroelectric sources along the Congo River already, second only to the Amazon in terms of volume.

 

Two Congolese sources said the dam falls about 300 metres over a stretch of 10 kilometres and already produces a great deal of power.

 

The Grand Inga is predicted to light up half of Africa with the World Bank estimating that if completed and running at full capacity, the dam could provide electricity to up to 500 million African households.

 

Work on the Grand Inga will begin in October 2015 and South African involvement is expected.

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