Research from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and KU Leuven on Ethiopian mega-dam

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Solar and wind power could mitigate geopolitical conflict in Northeast Africa

Friday, April 9, 2021 —

A new study shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa’s largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region. Adapting GERD operation to support grid integration of solar and wind power would provide tangible energy and water benefits to all involved countries, creating regional win-win situations. ...

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