Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Thursday October 19, 2023 | 7:41 PM
The Ethiopian Renaissance Dam file has recently witnessed new movements in the course of negotiations, after a period of stagnation, at a time when Dr. Abbas Sharaqi, professor of water resources geology at Cairo University, revealed the date of the arrival of the Egyptian troops. share of Nile water, after Sudan stockpiled its share Annual supply of Nile water, after opening the middle corridor of the Renaissance Dam.
The Renaissance Dam turbines stop
Regarding the Renaissance Dam, Dr. Abbas Sharaqi the continuation of the crisis of stopping the turbines of the Renaissance Dam, which started two months ago, despite the large reserve that Ethiopia made at the fourth filling of the dam, enough to operate 13 turbines. , highlighting that the operation of turbines to generate electricity from the Renaissance Dam is irregular and has been stopped for unknown reasons.
Dr. Abbas Sharaqi said about the Renaissance Dam turbine crisis: “The cessation of turbines. The Renaissance Dam is entering its second month despite the large storage: the cessation of turbines since September 16 last year is entering its second month despite the end of the fourth month.” storage totaling 41 billion cubic meters in Renaissance Dam Lake.”
Developments in the Renaissance Dam
Regarding the water supply of the Renaissance Dam, Abbas Sharaqi explained: “This supply is sufficient to run thirteen turbines, but only two were at a low level and started operating in February and August 2022, and the operation of the two turbines is irregular, perhaps due to technical reasons. reasons or because the electricity transmission network of the Renaissance Dam is not complete.”
The date of the arrival of the Egyptian share of the Nile water
Revealing the date of the arrival of Egypt’s share of Nile water, Sharaqi said: “The Blue Nile water continues to flow at a rate of about 200 million m3/day through the middle corridor to the Sudanese reservoirs that have increased the annual share since the end of the century save. fourth storage on September 9, and I have begun opening some of the gates of the Roseiris dams.” Sennar and Marwa visited last week and are about to reach High Dam Lake.”
As for the date when the Nile water from the Renaissance Dam flowed into the Blue Nile, it was revealed about two weeks ago by a water resources expert when he revealed at the time that the Blue Nile water would start flowing into the Blue Nile. reaching the High Dam in mid-October, now confirming that it is about to reach Egypt.
Water flows above the center aisle of the Renaissance Dam
Sharaqi said: “Water continues to flow through the Middle Corridor at approximately 250 million cubic meters per day. Storage at the Roseires Dam in Sudan began since the end of the fourth storage on September 9, with approximately 24 billion cubic meters at a level of 625 meters above sea level, and the total storage amounts to 41 billion cubic meters.”
Developments in the Renaissance Dam
Regarding the satellite images that appeared on October 6, 2023, that is, 28 days after the end of the fourth storage, Sharaqi explained that the gates of the Roseires Dam were opened to allow water to flow to the Merowe Dam, which drains the water. to reach the Hoge Dam in October.
The turbines of the Renaissance Dam stood still despite the large water storage
The water resources expert also confirmed that the Renaissance Dam turbines have stopped. Despite the large water storage in the Renaissance Dam, the operation of the two turbines is still stopped, while the two discharge gates remain closed.
The decrease in the flow of Nile water from the Renaissance Dam has caused continued suffering for many farmers on the Blue Nile, due to this year’s backlash of floodwaters into the Renaissance Dam, which coincided with a decrease in rainfall in Sudan. claimed that “it is the right of farmers in Sudan who were directly affected by the fourth warehouse to ask Ethiopia for compensation for the economic losses they suffered.”