DR Congo: Renewables promise more than mega-projects


Issue 354 - 29 Sep 2017
Democratic Republic of Congo boasts massive energy generation potential from hydro, wind or solar, but the traditional approach of evaluating hundreds of prospective hydro sites across the country looks increasingly flawed. Overcoming the chronic shortage of available generation capacity is most likely to be achieved by focusing on relatively modest projects located close to key load centres, and using a variety of technologies, rather than by developing the massive Inga or other large-scale hydro schemes.

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