Development of a small hydroelectric power plant project

EXPERTISE : , Project Implementation /District energy and cogeneration systems
SECTOR : , Public


PNUD/UNDP Brazzaville


project description

To revive the regional project for the Capacity Reinforcement of Small Hydroelectric Power Plants and Investment for Rural Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Ministère de l’Énergie et de l’Hydraulique (MEH) initiated a national project with the support of the UNDP in Brazzaville, Congo. The project’s purpose was to, firstly, locate sites favourable to the development of small hydroelectric power plants, and secondly, draw up a strategy paper to enable the progressive supply of quality electric energy to rural and peri-urban regions at competitive rates.

Econoler was in charge of completing a study survey of sites, preparing an atlas and assisting in the design of a strategy for the Implementation of Small Hydroelectric Power Plants project.


Econoler’s mandate was broken down into the following activities:

  • Take stock of new sources of renewable energy and prepare a small hydroelectric power plants atlas.
  • Develop a nationally integrated strategy and action plan linked to the development of the energy sector in urban and peri-urban regions.

Throughout the mandate, Econoler produced the Small Hydroelectric Power Plant Atlas, which includes all the information relative to both the hydroelectric and hydrologic potential of fifteen sites in Congo.

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