Ethiopia shows the largest hydropower potential of 260,000; followed by Kenya with 40,000 GWh. Several countries in the region jointly share the electricity generated by some hydropower stations. The power generation of HPP Ruzizi I and II are shared between Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo. The planned HPP Rusumo Falls will benefit Rwanda, Burundi as well as Tanzania.
A reformed energy policy and increase of investments result in development of new hydropower schemes or the rehabilitation of existing ones expanding people’s access rate to electricity which is not very high in most countries. This furthermore means a boost to large, medium and small economies and better farming thus higher economic growth rates.