Ruzizi III

Project Category Generation , Hydropower
Project Name Ruzizi III
Donor/Funder World Bank, EU, AfDB
Effectiveness Date 01 Jan 2016
Closure Date 31 Dec 2023
Status Planned


Rusizi III Hydropower (145MW) construction project is supported by the World Bank, EU, AfDB among others with an expected investment capital of $450 million and is expected to be completed by 2024. The project is being developed under CEPGL umbrella for Rwanda, Burundi and DRC. Rusizi III hydropower project planned to generate 147MW and the power output will be shared among the three partner states with Rwanda getting 47MW and the rest being shared between Burundi and DRC. The project consists of 105m long dam crest whose height is 20.5m, 2.28km Headrace Tunnel and a surface power station with 3*50 MW Francis Units

Geographic Coverage

Rusizi District


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