This power plant utilize naturally occurring methane gas from Lake Kivu to generate electricity via Wärtsilä 34SG engines. Total output is 25 MW. By reducing gas levels in the lake while, at the same time, providing additional power generating capacity, both environmental and economic targets can be met.
The plant is powered by 20-cylinder Wärtsilä 34SG gas engines, and it was inaugurated by Rwanda’s President, Mr. Paul Kagame in June 2016. Future planned expansions to this project will increase the output by an additional 75 MW.
Lake Kivu, located on the border between Rwanda and the democratic Republic of Congo, contains high concentrations of methane gas.