Burundi: EIB studies Jiji-Mulembwe loan

Issue 279 - 13 Jun 2014 | 1 minute read
State utility Regie de Distribution et de Production de l’Eau et de l’Electricité has applied to the European Investment Bank (EIB) for financing for two run-of-river hydropower plants with a combined installed capacity of 48MW in the south of the country. The EIB said on 4 June that it was considering a loan of about €70m for construction of the 31.5MW Jiji and 16.5MW Mulembwe plants as well as an 80km 110kV transmission line to Bujumbura, to deliver power to the national grid.

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