2,000 MW dam returning to service

A 2,000 MW hydroelectric dam in Mozambique is expected to be restored to power after an outage of more than 10 years. Power lines for the Cahora Bass hydroelectric station, which links the dam to South Africa, are to be restored by the end of April, saving Mozambique approximately (US)$10 million, previously spent importing power from South Africa.

The dam and power station will be operated by Mozambique`s Hydroelectric de Cahora Bassa together with the Portuguese government and South Africa`s Eskom. The dam restoration will change Mozambique from a net importer of electricity to a net exporter, boosting the nation`s economy.