EAP fully developed, built, owns and operates Rubagabaga.
LOCATION: Rubagabaga River in Nyabihu District, Northern Province, Rwanda
SIZE: 0.45 MW
PARTNERS: EAP, Global Excel, Hanaseth, Sedicon, EV, Journeyman International, EEP Africa, Nordic Development Fund, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Austrian Development Agency, DFID, Practical Action, International
Centre for Hydropower, KPMG, BRD
HOUSES ELECTRIFIED: Electrification is still undergoing but through EV we have been able to electrify 30 on an off-grid kiosk. Rubagabaga is connected to the grid but our model is to develop a 50kwh off-grid for the community around.
IMPACT the site has on people living in the surrounding areas: We have planted over 10,000 Bamboo which has reduced erosion in the area, there are over 15 full-time maintenance jobs for the locals, we have through EV been able to bring a public secretariat in the neighborhood. Now, people can print, scan, browse, charge their phones, and even access some of the basic administrative needs.