Rusumo Falls is an 80 MW hydropower plant being developed with financial support from a number of multi-national lenders, including the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund, African Development Fund, Nigeria Trust Fund and African Development Bank Group, amongst others. The project is to be located at Rusumo Falls on the border of Rwanda and Tanzania, with transmission lines interconnecting those countries and Burundi.

Owner: Rusumo Power Co. Ltd.
Location: Rusumo Falls, Tanzania
River System: Kagera River
Capacity: 80 MW
Generating Units: Three
Dam Type: Concrete
Construction Start Date: January 2017
Operational Date: Late 2018
Project Status: Under construction

Companies Under Contract:
Andritz Hydro 
– Electrical and mechanical equipment
China Geo-Engineering Corp – Construction
Jianxi Water & Hydro Construction Ltd. – Construction

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