WATCH ON-DEMAND: POWERGEN Africa: Small scale hydro opportunities in East Africa

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa Agenda
Digital Dialogue
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Considering falling precipitation and changing weather patterns throughout Africa, the business case for small scale hydropower in decentralised areas is looking up  - from opportunities in maintenance of projects to creating hybrid hydropower technology for mini-grids and exploring productive use of power in standalone projects.    

  • What then are the skills needed on the   ground to drive and upscale the use of small scale hydropower in isolated   communities?    
  • How is private sector financing stepping up   to explore this sector?    
  • What are the best practices being identified around skills   needed to drive and upscale the use of small scale hydropower in isolated communities?

The South African Hydropower Atlas: an evaluative framework to quantify hydropower potential – Anja Bekker, University of Pretoria, South Africa

A Developer’s perspective on GETFIT type hydro procurement programmes – Anton-Louis Oliver, Managing Director, REH Group South Africa & Eben de Vos, REH Group South Africa


Wim Jonker Klunne, Small Scale Hydropower Expert, Hydro4Africa, South Africa


  • Carol Rosenlund, Head of Africa, International Centre for Hydropower, Norway    
  • Chris Bale, Chief Executive Officer, responsibility Renewable Energy, Kenya    
  • Dan Marlone, HYPOSO Project Manager, Hydro Power, Association of Uganda