Kossou is a 174MW hydro power project. It is located on Bandama river/basin in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1972.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 174 174 Active Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast


The project is currently owned by CI-Energies.

Kossou is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 27,675.4 million cubic meter. The project generated 450 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 58MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1972.

Contractors Involved

ABB supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 62 MVA.


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