Currently, the total installed capacity to generate electricity in Rwanda is 332.6 MW from different power plants. By generation technology mix, 51% is from thermal sources, followed by hydro sources (43.9%) and solar sources with 4.2%.
As part of the efforts to increase the current capacity, a number of projects to build new power plants are underway and will add more capacity on the existing national grid by the year 2024. These include among others Hakan peat to power plant which will add 80MW, Rusumo Falls Hydropower plant (26MW ), Rusizi III (48.3MW ), Shema (56 MW) and Nyabarongo II (43.5 MW ).
These projects are expected to considerably reduce the usage of expensive sources (fuel) and change the generation technology mix as indicated in the graph below:
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