Melka Wakena Hydroelectric Power Station

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Melka Wakena Power Station
Location Ethiopia
Status Operating
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Hydropower
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 153 MW (205,000 hp)

The Melka Wakena Power Station is a hydroelectric power plant of the Wabe Shebelle River in Ethiopia. It has a power generating capacity of 153 megawatts (205,000 hp) enough to power over 100,300 homes.[1] It was built in 1988 over an active archealogical site.


  1. ^ "Melka Wakena - Hydro Power Station in Ethiopia". 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2009-08-01.