Kikagati is a 16MW run-of-river hydropower project located along the Kagera River in South-Western Uganda on the Tanzania-Uganda border. The project is under construction and estimated for completion in Q1 2021. This project is the result of ground-breaking co-operation between the Tanzanian and Ugandan government with power being provided to both countries.
The project has a design flow of 210m3/s, gross head of 8.5m, 11.5m high weir, and 3 turbines. The turbines are Kaplan pit type supplied by Voith under an electro-mechanical EPC contract. The project’s estimated annual generation output is 125GWh.
A community development program is underway which comprises job creation, support to health care, and educational facilities through the construction of accommodation facilities and classrooms respectively, and provision of training for skill development for the local youth.