- E & S
- ACADEMIC CORNER
Run-of-river Hydro Power Plant with a planned installed capacity of 9.2 MW and estimated 39 GWh annual production, located in Kasese district. Investment of USD 26.8M with USD 5.8M in GET FiT commitments.
The project started construction in Q4 2015, and the expected commercial operation date is Q1 2018. While construction start was originally planned for June 2014, the project experienced significant delays due to flooding, which damaged critical access infrastructure (road and bridge) and required redesign of the scheme. Nyamwamba will require a 17 km dedicated medium voltage line for interconnection to the national grid, which REA is committed to construct.
In 2016 Nyamwamba has progressed well. Construction of weir, intake and headrace pipe is on schedule. Despite a challenging river with rapid floods and rough sediment transport, progress on the weir site is notable.