The Potential of Small Hydro for Rural Electrification, Focus: Latin America

This paper focuses on the innovative aspects of small hydro power (SHP) to make it a competitive technology for rural development. It provides technical information, explains the considerable benefits of SHP as well as its role in reducing energy poverty and creating business development. It also addresses the current challenges, opportunities and public sector support for SHP in Latin America. Overall, the paper demonstrates that SHP is an appropriate and clean as well as reliable and highly efficient solution for making rural electrification and thus energy access happen.


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