KivuWatt Ltd concession is located wholly within Rwandan territory in
District. The proposed project is the construction and operation of a
to extract methane gas from Lake Kivu and generate 100 MW of electrical
in two phases. Phase I, considered as pilot plant will produce 25 MW of
from one Gas Extraction Facility witch will be located at 15 km in the
from the shore. Phase II will produce 75 MW.
extraction of methane gas in lake Kivu. Photo Archives
comprises the construction and operation of four offshore Gas
Facilities barges (GEF's), an onshore Power Plant and an onshore Marine
Site (MLS) that will be utilized in the fabrication and launching of
Kivuwatt has already began plans for the second
will see an additional 75MW produced by the end of 2012.
The first phase of the project cost US$142 million but the cost
for the second
phase is not yet known. They (Kivuwatt) are working on the financial
of the second phase so as to immediately usher in the complete
100MW from methane gas in Lake Kivu as soon as possible. Once they are
they will present the structure to us for assessment.
Gerard Rusile, the Kivuwatt Project Officer “there is good
progress and the designs are
all in place- this is a good step if you put in context the
involved in extracting methane gas from a unique lake like Kivu. Also
is that the financing groups are all ready and willing to see the
The Methane Gas from Lake
Kivu has been identified as one of the key pillars of cheap base load
electricity generation in Rwanda.
To achieve generation of 300 MWe by
of Methane Gas, it is important to find a proper way to exploit it
and effectively. Without intervention, the gas concentrations are
approach saturation and produce a cataclysmic gas release within a
range of 50
to 200 years.
The Kivuwatt project will produce a 100 MW from the
through 4 gas extraction facilities connected to a power plant which
generate electrical energy
AGREEMENT FOR ELECTRICITY - ACCESS - ROLLOUT - PROGRAMME
between the Government
of Rwanda and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Bank) became effective on June, 9, 2010 for the sustainable energy
project Electricity Access Scale-up Roll-out Program (EARP).
EWSA targets mobile payments
In a drive to give a
variety of services to its customers, Rwanda
Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority(EWSA) is set to introduce a
'Mobile Bill Payment'
Prepayment Contract Service and Bank Payment Contract Service
EWSA is now providing 2
new payment services for water use.
Those are "Prepayment Contract Service" and "Bank Payment Contract
In a bid to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, staff members
of Rwanda Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority(EWSA) is engaged
in voluntary counselling and testing for
HIV/AIDS at their head office.
The availability of
sufficient broadband capacity at affordable rates
has been a key challenge in Rwanda’s quest to be an ICT
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