GEIDCO: Research on Hydropower Development and Delivery in Congo
The Congo River, extending vast and endless, is extremely abundant in hydropower resources. The average annual flow rate of the estuary is about 41,000 m3/s, and the technical exploitable hydropower capacity is about 150 GW.
The Congo River is a great treasure given to Africa by the nature. The drops of the downstream Congo River, more than 400 km from Kinshasa to the estuary, are concentrated with large flow. It is the place with the most abundant hydropower resources in the world, and suitable for construction of extra large scale hydropower stations.
Accelerating the development of hydropower in the Congo River, meeting the power demands of the countries along the Congo River basin and beyond, will benefit the whole Africa and effectively solve the problem of insufficient and unaffordable electricity supply in Africa, and inject new impetus into Africa’s economic development and bring new hope for social progress.
This report on Congo's hydropower was published by the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO), an international organization headquartered in Beijing, composed of willing firms, associations, institutions and individuals who are dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of energy worldwide. The purpose of GEIDCO is to promote the establishment of a global energy interconnection system (GEI), to meet the global demand for electricity in a clean and green way, to implement the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All and climate change initiatives, and to serve the sustainable development of humanity.
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