The Location

The proposed 206 MW Ruzizi III is planned as a run-of-the-river hydropower project located on the Ruzizi River, which forms the border between DRC and Rwanda in the region. The Ruzizi River flows from Lake Kivu to Lake Tanganyika. The Project will be part of the Ruzizi Cascade, already equipped by the Ruzizi I and Ruzizi II projects, and will be located approximately 13 km downstream of the Ruzizi II dam. Flow available to the Ruzizi Cascade is regulated by Lake Kivu.
Ruzizi III Energy Limited (REL) is a special purpose vehicle that has been established and registered in Rwanda to develop the Ruzizi III Regional Hydroelectric project (Project). It is a key development project and will be one of the largest infrastructure projects in the region comprising Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern DR Congo. It is the first privately financed project in sub-Saharan Africa that will utilise a common regional water resource to generate power that will be shared equally between three countries.