Multinational - Projet d’interconnexion des réseaux électriques des Pays des Lacs Équatoriaux du Nil.

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Nov 2003
Signature Date 02 Jul 2004
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2008
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2008
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 2,082,817.57
Status Completion

Project General Description

The study on the electrical interconnection of the member countries of the Equatorial Lakes region of the Nile is an appropriate response to the constraints and difficulties of electricity supply in the sub region. It fits perfectly into the 'regional electricity exchange project' contained in the NBI Joint Vision Program whose study financed by the Trust Fund managed by the World Bank is underway. This project aims to create and support a regional electricity market among the countries of this region through the establishment of a Nile Basin Power Forum and conducting a comprehensive study of supply, demand, and long-term power exchange opportunities across the basin. The study will be carried out in three phases. The first phase will consist of a summary review of the feasibility of the planned interconnections and, where appropriate, the updating of existing preliminary interconnection studies between a number of countries. The second phase will be dedicated to the technical, economic, financial and environmental feasibility studies of the interconnections retained at the end of the previous phase. The third phase will include detailed pre-project studies as well as bidding documents for all selected interconnections. The implementation of the interconnection projects that will result from this study will allow the increase of electricity and a greater supply of electricity at reasonable prices in the long term, which should promote the economic development of the sub-region. It will be executed over a period of 18 months with a net cost of taxes and taxes estimated at approximately UA 2.11 million.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the Equatorial Nile Electricity Interconnection Study is to improve the rate of access to energy for the population of the Equatorial Nile Basin. The specific objective of the study is, on the one hand, to examine the technical, financial, economic and environmental feasibility of electricity interconnection projects between Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and the DRC and, secondly, to prepare the investment dossiers for the projects mentioned above.


The study will mainly benefit the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat (Sec-Nil)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-FA0-005
Last Update 30 Nov 2022


Contact Details

Name RICHARD Humphrey Ndwiga

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-2 30 Rwanda
-3.5 30 Burundi
-2.5 23.5 DR Congo
1 38 Kenya
1.25 32.5 Uganda