Rusumo Falls Hydro Power Project

Project Category Generation , Hydropower
Project Name Rusumo Falls Hydro Power Project
Donor/Funder World Bank, African Development Bank, KFW, Netherlands Government.
Effectiveness Date 16 Feb 2012
Closure Date 31 Dec 2021
Status Ongoing


The project is being developed under NELSAP umbrella for Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania funded by the World Bank. Rusumo falls Hydropower Project is planned to generate 80 MW and the power output will be shared equally by three countries. The project consists of concrete dam with crest length of 150m,Headrace Tunnel of 460m and a surface power station with 3*30MW Kaplan turbines.

Geographic Coverage

Rusumo project is located at the Border Rwanda-Tanzania at Rusumo falls ( Kirehe District, Eastern Province )


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