Providing clean energy through hydropower in Kanungu, Uganda
Climate solution #48
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.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 'Ishasha 6.6 MW Small Hydropower Project' project aligns with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals