Burundi back from the wilderness


Issue 449 - 04 Nov 2021

Burundi’s first major new power plant in more than three decades came online in October, when the 7.5MW Mubuga solar PV plant boosted on-grid generation capacity by more than 10%. It marks an important point for Burundi, whose poor record of governance meant it was avoided by a majority of developers, donors and financiers, even as neighbouring Rwanda surged ahead.

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