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September 20, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with Rwanda: Improving and expanding a substation and power distribution facilities to contribute to a stable and efficient supply of power in Kigali, the capital city

photosigning ceremony

On September 19, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to provide grant aid of up to 2.635 billion yen for the Project for Improvement of Substations and Distribution Network Phase 3.

The project will improve and expand the Gasogi substation and incidental transmission and distribution facilities located in Kigali, the capital city, to stabilize the Kigali power supply with higher efficiency.

With the economy growing at a rapid annual rate of approximately eight percent in recent years, Rwanda is unable to keep up with the demand for power which is growing more than 10 percent each year. The power consumption in Kigali accounts for approximately 64 percent of the total power consumed in Rwanda as a whole, but investment in the power transmission and distribution facilities is inadequate for the level of power consumption. Consequently, the transmission loss due to degrading facilities is more than 20 percent, causing a problem in power supply stability. Because the unstable power supply seriously hinders economic activities and daily activities in Kigali, increasing the substation capacity and improving the distribution network in the city are priorities.

By improving and expanding the substation and distribution network, the project will reduce the power loss and ensure a more stable supply of power. In addition to improving the electrification rate and promoting economic activities in Kigali, these measures are expected to contribute to activities in other fields such as education and medical welfare.

[Basic project information]
Country Republic of Rwanda
Project title The Project for Improvement of Substations and Distribution Network Phase 3
Planned implementation period 24 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Energy Development Corporation Limited
Target region, facilities Gasogi substation, Kigali
Specific project details (provisional) Facility construction
Control room building, substation facility foundation
Equipment procurement
(1) Gasogi substation: Transformers (15 megavolt-amperes, 110 kilovolts/15 kilovolts, 2), switchgears (110 kilovolts, 2), switchboard (15 kilovolts, 1), other
(2) Power distribution network: Lead-in transmission line from existing transmission lines to the substation (110 kilovolts, line span: approximately 0.2 kilometers), distribution lines (15 kilovolts, two routes, total line span: approximately 20 kilometers)
Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision

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