Stiegler’s Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station (SGHPS), is a planned 2,100 megawatts (2,800,000 hp) hydroelectric dam in Tanzania. The power station is expected to produce 5,920GWh of power annually.
The government of Tanzania has been considering establishing this power station since the 1960s. When fully developed, it will be the largest power station in Tanzania. The 134 metres (440 ft) arched, concrete dam is expected to create a reservoir lake, 100 kilometres (62 mi), in length, measuring 1,200 square kilometres (460 sq mi), with 34,000,000,000 cubic metres (1.2×1012 cu ft) of water.
The power station would be located across the Rufiji River, in the Stiegler’s Gorge, in the Selous Game Reserve, Morogoro Region, approximately 220 kilometres (137 mi), by road, southwest of Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital and largest city of Tanzania.
This power station is located in Selous Game Reserve, one of the world’s largest World Heritage sites, measuring 45,000 square kilometres (17,000 sq mi). The power station and reservoir lake are planned to occupy approximately 1,350 square kilometres (520 sq mi), within the game reserve