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Sunday, 26 April 2009

The Grand Inga Project

The DRC's Grand Inga hydroelectric project, which could dwarf China's Three Gorges Dam could be onstream by 2025. Still in the feasibility stages, the Grand Inga, expected to generate 40,000 megawatts, could be a long-term solution to all our power problems, but investors have held back due to political risk and its $80 billion price tag.  For now, the DRC, Angola, Namibia, South Africa and Botswana are working on building Inga 3, expected to generate 4,300 MW and link up with the southern African grid, but Fall said it was not likely to come onstream before 2020.

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