Multinational - Burundi-Rwanda Power Grid Interconnection Project for Nelsap


Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2018
Signature Date 21 Feb 2019
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23010
Commitment U.A 3,170,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Burundi-Rwanda Power Grid Interconnection Project. It falls within the Multinational Power Grid Interconnection Project for the Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries (PMIREL-PLEN or NELSAP). The project involves constructing 140.7 km of 220 kV line initially operated at 110 kV (79.2 km in Burundi and 61.5 km in Rwanda) and two 220/30 kV sub-stations, and extending two 110 kV sub-stations between Gitega and Ngozi towns in Burundi, and Butaré and Kigoma towns in Rwanda. It will help to improve the living conditions of the population, as well as the quality of the economic and social development framework by increasing the supply of affordable power. It will also contribute to enhancing the integration of the regional electricity market. The project comprises three main components, namely: (i) construction of transmission line; (ii) rural electrification; and (iii) project management.

Project Objectives

The overall project goal is to help improve the living conditions of the population, as well as the quality of the economic and social development framework by increasing the supply of affordable power. The project’s development objective is to help enhance the integration of the regional electricity market and contribute to increasing power supply while reducing the associated costs.

Beneficiaries

By 2025, the project will supply electricity to about 720,000 people in the regions concerned by the project. The regions particularly targeted by the construction of the interconnection line in Burundi are: (a) Bujumbura, (b) Gitega-Muramvya-Gatumba-Ruyigi, (c) Ngozi-MuyingaKanguzo-Kayanza-Kirundo-Karuzi, (d) Bururi-Rumonge-Makamba-Nyanza-Lac and (e) Bubanza-Tora-Cibitoke. The project area mainly covers three provinces - Gitega, Kayanza and Ngozi - directly crossed by the power transmission line in central Burundi. The most populated localities in Gitega, Kayanza and Ngozi provinces, Mutaho, Muhanga and Mivo respectively, will benefit from the project and 1,800 households/homes or 8,300 people will be supplied with electricity. Households, industries, businesses, schools, utilities, REGIDESO and private customers in these regions will directly benefit from the energy transmitted by the interconnection line.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Extending
Government
Implementing
R E G I D E S O

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-F00-077
Last Update 07 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name KONE Moussa
Email m.o.kone@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational