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Ethiopia - GIBE III Hydroelectric Project - ESMP Summary
Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) is currently focusing on developing the country’s hydroelectric potential and the Gibe III scheme provides generating capacity to meet domestic demand and increase exports of electricity and make the sector a major foreign currency earner for the country. The direct benefits of this project will be 1,870 MW of electrical power and 6,400 GWh of firm energy per year. The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) has been prepared in compliance with Ethiopian ESIA procedures and in accordance with international standards, as reflected in the policies, safeguard procedures, and guidelines of the African Development Bank.