Bihongora Hydropower & Sustainable Aquaculture Hybrid Project
This innovative project will establish a new hybrid development scheme that will launch a Women’s Aquaculture Coop Project at the intake of the Bihongora micro-hydropower project of 5,350 kW.
The Bihongora project will do more than increase access to electricity. In addition, it introduces a new hybrid economic development model which involves local communities and resources to maximize impact. It will utilize its intake scheme to create a women’s aquaculture coop and supply power to the Rwandan national grid, a 50 kW mini grid, to provide electricity directly to local communities, bringing affordable electricity to the poorer local population and local businesses. This will be developed in coordination with several economic initiatives including investments in productive use equipment to stimulate growth in local jobs.
Project code: RWA11089
Project type: Demonstration
Sector: Hydro power
Location of Implementation: Bihongora River, Rubavu District, Rwanda
Duration (months): 15
Organization: Afritech Energy Ltd
Type of Organization: Private Company
Project Office: Afritech Energy Ltd, Suite 3,2nd Floor, Ubumwe House, Kigali, Rwanda
Country of lead applicant: Rwanda