Portfolio

responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding currently has a portfolio of 14 projects totaling about 160 MW under development across sub-Saharan Africa. Many of these projects fall under a feed-in tariff (FIT) program with the local utility company as an off-taker, whereby tariffs are fixed by the government.

See some project examples below.

Rwaza I Hydropower Plant

The Rwaza I Hydropower Plant will be located along River Mukungwa, in Musanze district in Rwanda and will feature an installed capacity of 2.7MW.

responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding  was involved in finalizing the design and contracts of the hydropower plant and is now involved in the construction of the hydropower plant in partnership with DC Hydro Power Limited (DCH, Rwanda) and DI Frontier Market Energy and Carbon Fund (Frontier, Denmark).

Key Project Figures

 

Installed Capacity: 2.7MW

Technology: Run-of-river hydropower

Offtake: Rwanda national grid

Stage: Construction (expected commercial operations date H2 2018)

Equity Investors: responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding, DCH, and Frontier

 

Nyamindi Hydropower Cascade

The Nyamindi Hydropower Cascade consists of three run-of-river hydropower plants located along River Nyamindi, in Kirinyaga County, Kenya, each with an installed capacity of circa 8MW.

The project is being developed in partnership with:

  • Eco Power Holdings Limited (EPHL), an internationally renowned small hydropower developer and EPC contractor, with a proven track record in East Africa;
  • Green Light Holdings Limited (GLH), a Kenyan project development company.

Key Project Figures

 

Installed Capacity: 24.7MW

Technology: Run-of-river hydropower

Offtake: Kenyan national grid

Stage: Development

Equity Investors: responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding (majority) and EPHL Limited (minority)

 

Matiri Hydropower Project

Located downstream of the confluence of River Mutonga and River Maara, near Ishiara town on the border of Embu and Thakara counties in Kenya, the Matiri Hydropower Project will have an installed capacity of 10MW.

This is rAREH‘s first proprietary project, after the proposal to develop the project was approved by the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (Kenya) in October 2015.

Key Project Figures

 

Installed Capacity: 10MW

Technology: Run-of-river hydropower

Offtake: Kenyan national grid

Stage: Development

Equity Investors: responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding

 

Sisi Hydropower Project

The Sisi Hydropower Project is located on the River Sisi in Mt. Elgon in Eastern Uganda. River Sisi runs along the boundary between the Lusha and Bumugibole sub-counties.

Key Project Figures

 

Installed Capacity: 5MW

Technology: Run-of-river hydropower

Offtake: Ugandan national grid

Stage: Development

Equity Investors: responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding

 

REH Zambia Hydropower Portfolio

The REH Zambia portfolio involves the joint development of a portfolio of small hydropower sites in the range of 5-20 MW totaling approximately 40 MW in the Republic of Zambia.

The portfolio is being developed in partnership with:

  • Renewable Energy Holdings (REH), a leading hydropower developer in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a proven track record in Southern Africa;
  • Norfund, a leading investor in renewable energy across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Key Project Figures

 

Installed Capacity: Portfolio of hydropower plants totaling 40MW

Technology: Run-of-river hydropower

Offtake: Zambian national grid

Stage: Development

Equity Investors: responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding, Renewable Energy Holdings (REH), Norfund