- E & S
- ACADEMIC CORNER
Run-of-river Hydro Power Plant with a planned installed capacity of 9.6 MW and 46 GWh in annual production. The project is located in the Kibaale and Hoima districts.
Investment of USD 23M with USD 6.5M in GFPPM commitments. The project commenced construction in June 2015, and expected COD is in Q1 2018.
Nkusi HPP has several unique features, with access only by barge and boat via Lake Albert and a spectacular access to the intake via a suspended footpath navigating the vertical cliffs over Nkusi falls. It is the only GET FiT project designed with a tunnel, and the developer struggled to obtain viable quotations from tunneling contractors. They therefore decided to go ahead and construct the tunnel themselves, directly employing staff and procuring tunneling machinery. The project is currently facing interconnection challenges.
A planned 132/33 kV substation nearby will be vital to ensure full power evacuation, but implementation is currently behind schedule. ERA, GET FiT and other GoU entities are following up on this issue to mitigate or reduce the risk.