List of power stations in Rwanda

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The following page lists all power stations in Rwanda. The country is in the midst of a rapid expansion of its electrical grid and many new plants are proposed or under construction. Rwanda is planning to expand from 45 MW of grid power in 2006 to 563 MW in 2018 and may import up to an additional 450 MW from neighboring countries. As of February 2015, national generation capacity totaled 153 megawatts.[1][2][3] By December 2015, national generation capacity stood at 186MW with peak demand of 105MW.[4] As of January 2017 national generation capacity had increased to 208MW.[5][6]

Hydroelectric[edit]

Operational[edit]

Hydroelectric station Community Coordinates Type Capacity (MW) Year completed Name of reservoir River
Ntaruka Power Station Ntaruka Run of river 11.5 MW 1959[7] N/A Nyabarongo River
Mukungwa Power Station Mukungwa Run of river 12 MW 1982 N/A Nyabarongo River
Mukungwa II Power Station Mukungwa Run of river 2.5 MW[8] 2010 N/A Nyabarongo River
Nyabarongo I Power Station Nyabarongo Run of river 28 MW[9] 2014[2] N/A Nyabarongo River
Rukarara Hydroelectric Power Station Rukarara Run of river 9.5 MW 2010[10] N/A River Rukarara
Rusizi I Hydroelectric Power Station Rusizi Run of river 30 MW 1958 N/A Ruzizi River
Rusizi II Hydroelectric Power Station Rusizi Run of river 44 MW 1989 N/A Ruzizi River

Proposed[edit]

Hydroelectric station Community Coordinates Type Capacity (MW) Year completed Name of reservoir River
Rusumo Power Station Rusumo Run of river 80 MW[1][11] 2018 N/A Kagera River
Nyabarongo II Power Station[2] Nyabarongo Run of river 120 MW[1] 2020 N/A Nyabarongo River
Rusizi III Power Station Rusizi Run of river 147 MW[12] 2020 N/A Ruzizi River
Rusizi IV Power Station Rusizi Run of river 200 MW 2025 N/A Ruzizi River

Thermal[edit]

Operational[edit]

Thermal power station Community Coordinates Fuel type Capacity Year completed Name of Owner Notes
KivuWatt Power Station Kibuye, Karongi District Methane 25 MW[13][14] 2015[3] Contour Global Under expansion to 100MW[4]
Kibuye Power Plant 1[15] Kibuye, Karongi District Methane 3.5MW[4] 2012 Government of Rwanda

Proposed[edit]

Thermal power station Community Coordinates Fuel type Capacity Year completed Name of Owner Notes
Gisagara Thermal Power Station[16] Gisagara District, Southern Rwanda Peat 80 MW[1] 2020 (expected) Hakan
Gishoma Thermal Power Station[16] Rusizi District, Western Rwanda Peat 15 MW 2016 (expected)[17] Shengli Energy Group and Punj Lloyd May be expanded to 55 MW
Symbion Thermal Power Station[18] Nyamyumba, Gisenyi, Rubavu District Methane 50 MW 2018 (expected)[4] Symbion Power Inc. Can be expanded to 100MW

Solar[edit]

Operational[edit]

Solar power station Community Coordinates Fuel type Capacity Year completed Name of Owner Notes
Ngoma Solar Power Station Kibungo, Ngoma District Solar 2.4 MW 2011 Government of Rwanda Operational[19][20]
Rwamagana Solar Power Station Agahozo, Rwamagana District Solar 8.5 MW[21] 2015 Scatec Solar Company & Gigawatt Global Cooperatief[1] Online

Proposed[edit]

Solar power station Community Coordinates Fuel type Capacity Year completed Name of Owner Notes
Kayonza Solar Power Station Rwinkwavu Kayonza District Solar 10 MW[22] 2020 Government of Rwanda Under development

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Musoni, Edwin (17 February 2015). "Energy: How Government Will Deliver 563MW By 2018". New Times (Rwanda). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Agutamba, Kenneth (31 August 2014). "Nyabarongo Power Plant Completion Delays Frustrate Government". New Times (Rwanda). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Kwibuka, Eugene (10 February 2015). "Rwanda Energy Minister To Face Parliamentarians Over Delayed Energy Projects". newsghana.com.gh Quoting New Times (Rwanda). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d Esiara, Kabona (12 December 2015). "Rwanda adds 25MW from KivuWatt, Symbion signs methane deal". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Reuters (1 July 2016). "Rwanda harnesses lake "demons" to power the economy". The EastAfrican Quoting Reuters. Nairobi. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Reporter, Times. "SPONSORED: REG intensifies household and industrial electricity connections to improve livelihoods and meet national development targets". The New Times Rwanda. Retrieved 2017-03-20. 
  7. ^ Parry, Jo-Ellen (June 2010). "Rwanda: Reducing The Vulnerability of Rwanda's Energy Sector To The Impacts of Climate Change". International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  8. ^ EWSA, . (23 June 2013). "Project & Programs - Energy: Power Stations Under Construction". Rwanda Energy Water & Sanitation Limited (EWSA). Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Muyagu, Triphomus (24 March 2014). "Nyabarongo Hydro-Electric Plant To Significantly Boost Energy Supply". The Rwanda Focus. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Kagire, Edmund (7 January 2011). "Rwanda: Rukarara Hydro Project Completed". The New Times (Rwanda) via AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Musoni, Edwin (12 March 2012). "Rwanda: Rusumo Hydropower to Generate 80MW". The New Times (Rwanda) via AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  12. ^ Karuhanga, James (1 January 2016). "Rwanda: AfDB Approves U.S.$138 Million for Rusizi III Hydropower Project". New Times (Rwanda) via AllAfrica.com. Kigali. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  13. ^ Wartsila, . (2013). "Wartsila Power Plants: Lake Kivu Rwanda". Wartsila.com. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  14. ^ Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, and Rob Hugh-Jones (13 February 2012). "Lake Kivu Gas: Turning An Explosion Risk Into A Power Source". BBC News. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  15. ^ Esiara, Kabona (5 March 2016). "Kigali court puts Kibuye Power 1 under liquidation". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  16. ^ a b KT Press (24 October 2014). "Rwanda Prepares to Switch on Africa's First Peat Fired Power Plant, Reports KT Press". PRNewswire. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  17. ^ Senelwa, Kennedy (20 February 2016). "Turkish firm lands energy production deal in Rwanda". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  18. ^ Symbion, . (8 August 2014). "Rwanda Awards 50MW Methane Gas-to-Electricity Project on Lake Kivu to U.S. Symbion Power". Symbion Power (Washington, DC) via AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  19. ^ Ali, Yurkie (7 October 2011). "EU-Funded PV Power Plant Opens In Rwanda - Report". Renewables.seenews.com Quoting Pan African News Agency (PANA). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  20. ^ PANA, . (6 October 2011). "Solar Power Stations To Supply Rwandan Schools With Electricity". Pan African News Agency (PANA). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  21. ^ Bateta, Agnes (24 February 2014). "Rwanda To Get US$23 Million Solar Power Complex". East African Business Week (Kampala). Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  22. ^ Bateta, Agnes (24 February 2014). "10MW Solar Plant Under Development In Rwinkwavu, Kayonza District". East African Business Week (Kampala). Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

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