Why is the hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), sized for 6000 MW?

The below article is a follow-up of Dr. Asfaw Beyene's commentary published on OPride.com on June 14, 2013 (click here to read the previous article). Both articles examine the engineering merits of the "Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam." ----------------------------- By Asfaw Beyene*, Ph.D. This is continuation of my previous commentary entitled “Reflections on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam,” dated 14 June 2013.  Here, I will try to address the issues of size and capacity of the dam which were missing from my previous article.  Thank you all who brought this issue to my attention, Dr. SK in particular.

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