Construction of 287 MW Rusizi IV Hydropower project
|Project Title||Construction of 287 MW Rusizi IV Hydropower project|
|PIDA Sub-sector||Generation – Hydro|
|Member States||Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda|
|Region||Central Africa, Eastern Africa|
|Beneficiary Countries||Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda|
|Regional Economic Community||East African Community (EAC)|
|Project Institution||Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda|
|Source in the National Master Plan||Least Cost Power Development Plan (LCPDP)_Rwanda|
|Source in the REC Master Plan||EAC Power Masterplan|
|Brief Description of the Project||The power plant will be located on Ruzizi River, straddling the common border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Its location is approximately 5 kilometres, as the crow flies, west of the town of Bugarama, in Rusizi District, in Rwanda's Western Province.|
Ruzizi IV, lies in proximity to three other hydroelectric power stations along River Ruzizi, namely Rizizi I, II and III.
This power plant will be the fourth in a cascade of power plants on the Ruzizi River with installed capacity of 287 megawatts, benefiting the countries of Burundi, DRC and Rwanda. The power generated will be equally shared between three countries.
|Objective and Rationale for the Project||The project is a regional project that will serve interconnection of three countries Rwanda, Burundi and DRC. The project will provide electricity to millions of households, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and industries, thereby improving the living conditions of the regional population.|
Greater and more reliable access to electricity will also improve the quality of basic social service delivery including health, education, and improved security.
Reliability and economic power supply by switching to the cheap and renewable sources and Improve on cross-boundary energy trade among member Countries.
|Location/Site||The power station is located on Ruzizi River, straddling the common border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).|
|Existing or Planned Projects along the proposed project||The project does not serve an existing or planned infrastructure asset of another sector.|
|Please provide more details for your choice above||This is a stand alone hydro power project with regional influence of transmission to two other countries|
|Technical Specifications of the Project||Hydro|
|Market Size||Millions of Households will be connected as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and industries|
|Project Financial (in USD)||US$ 712 Million|
|Gender Procurement actions||All procurement process will factoring women inclusion giving the priority to women companies for local material supply. secondly , the project will cater for 30% of women inclusion during its implementation as well as project monitoring & evaluation. young women graduate engineers will be given opportunities to build their capacities in this kind of project development.|
|Last Milestone Known||S2A - Pre-Feasibility|
|Position||Fossil Energy Senior Engineer|
|Organisation||Ministry of Infrastructure|
|Email 2 (Optional)||email@example.com|
|Position||Inspecteur Principal de l'Energie|
|Organisation||Ministere de l'hydraulique, de l'Energie et des Mines|