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Gilgel Gibe II Power Station

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Gilgal Gibe II hydroelectric power plant inaugurated

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Ethiopia launches hydro-electric plant Gibe 3

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Ethiopian Gilgel Gibe II hydro-electric project begins generating power

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Salini Impregilo Gibe III Hydroelectric Project (2006 - under completion)

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Ethiopia to Generate Power at Gibe III Dam

The Gilgel Gibe II Power Station is a hydroelectric power station on the Omo River in Ethiopia. It is located about 80 km (50 mi) east of Jimma in Oromia Region. The power station receives water from a tunnel entrance 7°55′27″N 37°23′16″E on the Gilgel Gibe River. It has an installed capacity of 420 MW and was inaugurated on January 14, 2010. Almost two weeks after inauguration, a portion of the head race tunnel collapsed causing the station to shut down. Repairs were completed on December 26, 2010.
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