Rwanda teaming up with DRC and Burundi to help improve each other’s electricity access

Three African countries signed a power project aimed at boosting the production of electricity in individual nations. Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda have teamed up to kick start what is called the Ruzizi 3 initiative, signing the agreement in Kinshasa.

Known to be the first privately funded project in Sub-Saharan Africa, the plant will lean heavily on a common regional resource to generate power that will be shared equally among the three countries. According to expectations, Ruzizi 3 will generate electricity that costs between 11 and 13 US cents per kilowatt.

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