Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, Ngara, Kagera, Tanzania

River: Kagera River

Status: Proposed project

481 hectares per MW

219 people per MW

Map of Ngara, Kagera, Tanzania
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Net Present Value-411,605 thousand USD
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-417,140 thousand USD
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs320 USD per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW481 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions14,420 thousand metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW180,246 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW481 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt219 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced17,500 people displaced
Area flooded38,500 hectares
Installed capacity 80 MW
Capacity used55%
Construction time3 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs486,900,000 USD
Wholesale price of energy57.03 USD
Economic discount rate15.8%

Vegetation & carbon density

Vegetation type or land coverCarbon density
Area flooded
Total carbon
1.Tropical Grassland, Wet, Mostly grassland7.930,80080%243,320.0
2.Tropical Shrub cover46.03,85010%177,100.0
3.Tropical Cultivated land5.03,85010%19,250.0