IPS, the industrial and infrastructure development arm of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), together with Norwegian international renewable energy company, SN Power, have signed project agreements for the Ruzizi III hydropower project with the governments of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda.
The proposed 147MW Ruzizi III is planned as a run-of-river hydropower project and will be located on the River Ruzizi.
River Ruzizi flows from Lake Kivu to Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa and delineates the southern border of Rwanda with DRC and also forms the border between DRC and Burundi.
Currently, it is projected that the project will benefit a population of 30 million people, 70% of whom are living under the poverty line and averaging a 6% electricity access rate.
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