Lubi River

Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of Congo
Project Stats
Capacity:
4.5 MW
RHT Unit Size:
SAXO D190
Head
10 m (33 ft)
Commission Date:
2024

The Lubi River project is the first of 33 distributed hydropower sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo that will use Natel's Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT), as part of Natel's partnership with Symbion Power to launch MyHydro. The Lubi River installation will be MyHydro's inaugural project and will feature four 1.9 meter (6 foot) diameter RHTs. The plant site is on the Lubi River, near Mbuji-Mayi in the Kasai Province, where grid electricity is not available and the population exceeds more than 4 million people. According to the World Bank, less than 10% of Kasai Province residents have access to electricity. The project, scheduled to begin production in 2024, will generate approximately 4.5 MW of electricity. The planned 33 MyHydro sites are expected to unlock at least 150 MW.

For MyHydro’s inaugural project, Natel will deliver four 1.9 meter diameter turbines to build the company’s first site on the Lubi River in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo.