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Village Hydroelectric Grids, Energy and Respect for the Environment

Field Project

Start date End date Budget Funding
01/01/2008 31/12/2015 2302710 € Union européenne ( UE )


GRET is designing, testing and disseminating mechanisms by which to develop rural electricity grids supplied by micro hydroelectric plants in Madagascar. With the actors in the sector, it is producing tools and procedures to develop the commodity chain, and supporting the development of three hydroelectric grids in the framework of a public -private partnership, making it possible to supply more than 14,000 people with electricity in three regions of Madagascar (the work in Tolongoina is already complete, and the assignees for the three networks have been chosen). It is also developing, for ADER, a rural electrification observatory (“AMPERE” database) so as to monitor the evolution of the sector. Training has been provided in university institutions and a micro turbine was built in the framework of the technology transfer. The establishment of a “payment for environmental services” (PES) system is being considered to ensure the quantitative and qualitative sustainability of the water resources that fuel the Tolongoina plant.