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Hydropower or water power is power derived from the energy of falling water or fast running water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes.

Geographic information system (GIS) tools to support RE planning in Ghana

Type: 
Publication
Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Background

Ghana is endowed with abundant renewable energy (RE) resources including solar wind biomass and hydro resources which could supplement the traditional sources of energy for the country. The Energy Commission – the Ghanaian Energy regulator is preparing a RE policy and regulatory framework and is drafting a RE law. The intent is to provide a level playing field that will attract potential developers of RE energy production and to provide a framework for climate change mitigation in Ghana.

Powering Water Supply in South Africa: Small hydro opportunities on existing infrastructure

Type: 
Publication
Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Background

The purpose of the project is to identify tangible and profitable opportunities to install mini hydro (e.g. 100kW to 1MW) on existing water supply infrastructure in the Republic of South Africa using Durban City Council as a model. Durban (eThhekwini) Council has progressed the development of two mini hydro schemes on existing infrastructure (to tender stage) but are unable to fund the development of other opportunities that exist.

Renewable Energy Services for Developing Countries

Type: 
Publication
Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Background

Publish Recommended Practice Guides and conduct Workshops in developing countries to support agencies to develop and implement sustainable renewable energy services including addressing the targets of the Millennium Development Goals.

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