The project consists of the expansion of an existing hydropower station (Andekaleka) by two further turbines (unit size 33 MW), including associated equipment and an upstream sand trap. The operation will also reinforce existing substations and networks, associated transformers, switchgear, cables and various auxiliary and control equipment to enable evacuation of the additional power to the main network. The purpose of the project is to increase the country's power generating capacity from indigenous renewable energy sources, so as to lower the dependence on imported fuels and decrease the cost of electricity generation generally.
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