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The potential for small hydro for rural electrification

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This paper focuses on the innovative aspects of SHP suggesting it makes a competitive technology for rural development. It provides technical information, explains the benefits of SHP as well as its role in reducing energy poverty and creating business development.

It also addresses the current challenges, opportunities and public sector support for SHP in Latin America. Overall, the paper demonstrates the conclusion that SHP is an appropriate and clean as well as reliable and highly efficient solution for making rural electrification and thus energy access happen.