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Providing clean energy through hydropower in Kanungu, Uganda

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Climate solution #48

Small Hydropower

Small hydropower systems capture the energy of free-flowing water, without using a dam. They can replace dirty diesel generators with clean electricity generation.

 

Small in-stream turbines are different from large hydropower plants which often impede water quality and disturb fish migration. Placed within a free-flowing river or stream, they capture water’s kinetic energy without creating a reservoir and its repercussions. The underwater analogue to wind turbines, their blades rotate as the water moves past, generating relatively continuous electricity. No barriers, diversions, or storage are required, only limited structural support. No emissions ensue.

 

From drawdown.org

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UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

Ishasha 6.6 MW Small Hydropower Project

As an Ecologi member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the Ishasha 6.6 MW Small Hydropower Project project:

  • Sustainable Development Goal #7

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #8

    Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #13

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals

Project location: Kanungu, Uganda

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