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- Congo, Democratic Republic of
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- African Development Bank (AFDB)
Bank Risk Rating: A
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Board Decision Date: 2015-12-16
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Borrower or Client: Governments of Rwanda, Burundi and DRC
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Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 138.88 million
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Project Cost (USD): $ 625.19 million
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RUZIZI 3 HYDROPWER PLANT
The arrangement of the Project was conceived in order to fully develop the cascade of the Ruzizi River in concert with the existing Ruzizi I and Ruzizi II projects and the proposed Ruzizi IV development. The Project develops a gross generating head of about 115 m by combination of a diversion dam and a headrace tunnel. The diversion dam impounds a small reservoir that will provide short term storage for use in hourly regulation of the generating output. The power station proposed will be comprised of three turbine-generator units with a total installed capacity of 147 MW. Each turbine is designed for a maximum flow rate of 50m3/s giving a total plant discharge of 150 m3/s. The annual power produced will vary depending on the water level in the reservoir and the number of units in operation but is expected to be 650 - 710GWH.
To facilitate power evacuation of power,
- three transmission lines of approximately 90km each and corresponding terminal substation equipment are included,
- a coordinating center to be built at Kamanyora substation will provide water management for the entire Ruzizi cascade,
- Access Scale up: connection of villages and towns in South East region,
- Scaling up access to electricity and reinforcement of the distribution grids in Easter DRC, Burundi and Rwanda, in total 350,000 new connections are planned,
- Capacity Building, Technical Assistance & Project Management
This project is part of the Programme for Infrastructure Development In Africa (PIDA)
- African Development Bank (AFDB)
RICHARD Humphrey Ndwiga
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