Rwanda unveils 188MVA Shango power substation in Kigali

first_imgFeatured image: Stock Speaking at the inauguration, AfDB’s country manager Martha Phiri, expressed appreciation for the strong cooperation that the Bank continues to enjoy with the government of Rwanda. The substation is part of the NELSAPRegional Interconnection Project involving Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC andBurundi. The Shango substation, the biggest in the country, has been designed to play a key role in the management of electricity dispatching services in Rwanda and a routing node for electricity trading between the East African neighbours. Rwanda is pursuing an ambitious target to achieve affordable, reliable and universal access to electricity by 2024 in line with the National Strategy for Transformation. “This would eventuallybenefit the people and industries in Rwanda through increased availability,reliability of clean power and possible reduction in electricity tariffs,” saidPhiri. Generation The African Development Fund, part of theAfrican Development Bank Group, contributed €38 million (about 34%) of the total project cost. The African Development Bank (AfDB), Embassy of Germany in Rwanda and the KfW Development Bank joined the government of Rwanda to inaugurate the high voltage 188MVA Shango power substation in the capital Kigali and its related transmission network. Finance and Policy The energisation ofthe Shango substation and related network will facilitate the country’s access toexcess power of nearly 1,040MW from the regional market, reducing reliance onexpensive fossil-fuel generated power. Transmission and distribution is a key topic at the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference. Click here to register to attend or for more information about the event. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter TAGSAFDBdistribution networksRwanda Previous articleSabotage forces Eskom to loadshed, says President RamaphosaNext articleACWA Power commences commercial operations at Risha PV in Jordan Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Read more about distribution networksAlso read news from Rwanda The Rwandan component, at an estimated cost of €111.03 million ($124 million), involves the construction of 286 km of 220kV lines, three substations and the upgrade of two substations. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img

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