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Grand Inga Dam(Inga 3 Hypropower Project)

2015 -

Implementing agencies
DRC - Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MERH) 

African partners
Pan-African organisation, Regional Organisation, Government

Names of African partners involved
Southern African Development Community (SADC), Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), DRC - Agence pour le Développement et la Promotion du projet Grand Inga (ADPI-RDC), 

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Investment Bank

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Angola, Dem. Republic of the Congo, South Africa

Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
 To generate 11 050 MW at Inga site by building a hydropower plant with transmissions lines within DRC and across borders. 

Main activities
This project involves the construction of a 11050 MW Inga 3 hydropower project on the Congo River. The project is seen as the leading clean, affordable and development option to address the challenges of energy access in Africa. It reaches beyond energy access as it would also create local employment and income opportunities and would help stabilise the political conditions in the African countries involved through cross-border cooperation in Africa and beyond.



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