DRC: Gas exploitation project at Lake Kivu could generate 200 Mw
27 January 2011
January 21: William Wu, CEO of Chinese company "Catidc Power", presented Congolese Minister for Energy Gilbert Tshiongo with a project for generating electricity from gas at Lake Kivu, in the East of the DRC.
This gas will be converted to generate 200 megawatts, which will provide electricity for the population in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The World Bank has already awarded 3 million dollars for this project, last August, reports the newspaper La Référence Plus.
William Wu also explained that Catidc Power is prepared to bring its expertise to the construction of a plant to manufacture photovoltaic solar panels in Kinshasa, capital of the DRC.
These two projects could significantly increase the rate of electricity coverage of the DRC, which according to Mr. Wu is currently only nine percent, reports the newspaper La Prospérité.