About the Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project

The Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project (RRFP) is a hydropower project under joint development by the Governments of Republic of Burundi, Republic of Rwanda and United Republic of Tanzania through a commonly owned Rusumo Power Company (RPCL). The joint development was entered by the three governments through a Tripartite Agreement  signed on 16th February, 2012. The project is located at Rusumo Falls, at the common border of Rwanda and Tanzania on River Kagera. The power production facilities are located entirely on the south side of the bank of the Kagera River in Tanzania, while the substation is located on the northern side of the bank of the river in Rwanda.


What we do

Power Plant

The Regional Rusumo Hydroelectric Project will generate approximately 80MWs to be shared equally between Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. It will include the following:
•    A concrete gated combined dam/spillway with a 2-lane road on top, with a dam height of 12.0m; the spillway structure houses three (or four)


Power Transmission Facility

The Regional Rusumo Falls Project will also have Transmission lines associated to the Power Plant facility. The AfDB in partnership with other development partners have approved funding for the Transmission lines


Local Area Development Program

The proposed LADP is a benefit sharing program designed to enhance regional economic and social development in the project area in the communes of Giteranyi (Muyinga Province) and Busoni (Kirundo Province) in Burundi, in Kirehe and Ngoma Districts in Rwanda and in Ngara District in Tanzania ...

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Livelihood Restoration Program

The objective of Livelihoods Restoration Program (LRP) is to restore or improve the livelihoods of PAPs

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