The head pond at the old power station | Photo: Jørn Stave, Multiconsult


View from the access road with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background | Photo: Jørn Stave, Multiconsult

Kikuletwa Hydropower Station

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Multiconsult conducted an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the proposed Kikuletwa hydropower station near Arusha in Tanzania. The history of the power plant dates back to 1935 but it has been out of operation since 1989. Arusha Technical College (ATC) is planning to rehabilitate the existing hydropower station to be operated as a run-of-river scheme with an installed capacity of 1.65 MW.

The project also involves an access road and a 33 kV transmission line to the nearest substation.

Scope of work

Multiconsult carried out the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the power plant, including the existing diversion structures and waterways, the access road from the Arusha-Moshi highway to the power station, and the transmission line to Kiyungi substation. The ESIA covered all relevant disciplines and themes including hydrology, landscape, land use, vegetation, wildlife, fish and fisheries, livelihoods, settlement patterns, tourism and cultural heritage.

The ESIA report was prepared to meet national regulatory requirements as well as World Bank safeguard policies.

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