Hydro-Power


 

Local sites

Hydro currently constitutes the largest source of energy and is expected to remain a major source for a foreseeable future. Available hydropower potential from local sites is estimated at 100 MW. Feasibility Studies of micro and pico hydro sites with an estimated total potential of 10-15 MW are completed and are open to private developers.

Regional potential

  • Ruzizi III (145 MW): supported by EU, AfDB, among others with an expected investment capital of $450Mn. The project is being developed under CEPGL umbrella for Rwanda, Burundi and DRC. Ruzizi III hydropower project is planned to generate 145MW and the power output is shared equally by three countries. Discussions with potential developers are ongoing.

  • Rusizi IV (287 MW): supported by EU, AfDB, among others with an expected investment capital of $450Mn. The project is being developed under CEPGL umbrella for Rwanda, Burundi and DRC. Ruzizi IV hydropower project is planned to generate 287MW and the power output is shared equally by three countries. The project is still open to interested developers.

  • Rusumo (80 MW) falls supported by WB and others. Its investment amount is $340Mn and planned completion date is 2020. The project is being developed under NELSAP umbrella for Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. Rusumo falls Hydropower Project is planned to generate 80 MW and the power output will be shared equally by the three countries.

 

SITES WITH DRAFT FEASIBILITY STUDIES

SITES WITHOUT FEASIBILITY STUDIES

 

 

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