Tag Archives: Rwanda

Rwanda: Kivuwatt Successfully Tests First Gas Samples

By Kenneth Agutamba The first gas samples on the KivuWatt methane to power project have been extracted and were successfully tested last night signaling a major breakthrough for the multi-million dollar venture whose creation has lasted seven years. Jarmo Gummerus, the country director of ContourGlobal, the American energy firm with a 25-year deal to produce […]

Rwanda: EU Provides U.S.$25 Million for Rwanda Energy

Kigali — The European Union has extended a grant of euro 23 million (nearly $ 25 million) which will go towards improving energy efficiency in the country. This is part of getting over 70% of Rwanda’s population with access to electricity by financial year 2017/18. Related Topics Africa: 350 African Entrepreneurs in Dar… Zimbabwe: Econet […]

Rwanda: German Investors Eye Energy Sector

By Peterson Tumwebaze German investors have affirmed their willingness to invest in the country’s energy sector. The investors were part of the German business delegation that was in the country, last week, to explore investment opportunities in mining, energy, infrastructure, construction, agro processing and ICT, among others. The delegation was accompanied by Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, […]

Rwanda: Kagame, Kenyatta Open 140mw Geothermal Power Plant in Kenya

By James Karuhanga President Paul Kagame and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, yesterday, inaugurated a 140-megawatt Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant in Naivasha, a town in Nakuru County, north-west of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. This comes as Kenya’s main electricity producer, Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd (KenGen) is stepping up efforts to upgrade the country’s power distribution […]

Rwanda: Solar Grid Capitalizes On Limited Sunshine

By Nick Long Kigali — The biggest solar power plant in East Africa has just opened in Rwanda. It is the first grid level solar plant in the region – a 21-hectare field covered with panels. Rwanda might not seem an obvious place to put it, as the country averages only about five hours of […]

Rwanda: Biodiesel Project to Resume

The Director General of the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA), Dr. Jean Baptiste Nduwayezu, has said that the project is ready to resume its activities of producing biodiesel fuel that is environmental friendly. Dr. Nduwayezu is one of the founders of the project which was initiated by the former Institute of Scientific and […]

Rwanda: Govt Pledges More Support to Renewable Energy Initiatives

By Michel Nkurunziza Government will continue supporting initiatives that promote rural electrification and renewable energy in particular to ensure Rwandans access affordable power, Jules Ndenga, the in charge of planning and policy at the Ministry of Infrastructure, has said. Ndenga added that renewable energy sources like solar power are ideal for rural households, saying they […]

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