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This hub aims to provide useful and relevant information to anyone working to support the growth of sub-Saharan Africa's renewable energy industry. Browse it for REPP news and publications, plus links to a carefully curated bank of external content and resources.

Technologies: Run-of-river hydro

Case study – Kitewaka

Uploaded 12/07/16

A plan to build a 5.39MW run-of-river hydropower plant in a very remote area of Tanzania is expected to enhance economic activity and displace diesel usage. Under the proposal, more than 90,000 people living in nearby villages in the Njombe and Ruvuma regions – where the current electrification rate is less than 20% – will…

Case study – Sakhala Mathioya

Uploaded 30/06/16

Two proposed run-of-river hydropower plants in rural Kenya will provide a total installed capacity of nearly 10MW, with far-reaching benefits. Under plans by rural utility developer, Virunga Power, the 6MW Sakhala plant will be built on the Nzoia River in western Kenya, while the 4MW Mathioya plant will be on the Mathioya South River in…