East Africa: Small hydro plants move ahead despite finance challenge


Issue 447 - 11 Oct 2021

Developers of small hydropower (SHP) projects in East Africa are facing greater challenges in raising finance for their schemes, as a result of weak national grids and a shift away from take-or-pay arrangements by offtakers, according to one industry figure.

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