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Table 2: Ethiopia’s hydroelectric power potential

Source: Ethiopian Association of Civil Engineers

Name of River Basin Number of potential sites
Small scale 40 MW Medium scale 40-60 MW Large scale > 60 MW Total Technical hydropower potential (GWh/year) Percentage share of the total
Abbay 74 11 44 129 78,800 48.9
Rift Valley Lakes 7 1 8 800 0.5
Awas 33 2 35 4,500 2.8
Omo – Gibe 4 16 20 35,000 22.7
Genale –Dawa 18 4 9 31 9,300 5.8
Wabi Shebelle 9 4 3 16 5,400 3.4
Baro Akabo 17 3 21 41 18,900 11.7
Tekeze – Angereb 11 1 8 20 6,000 4.2
Total 173 25 100 300 159,300