Hydropower for western Uganda

Hydroelectric power is considered a clean energy source. Nonetheless, it is often very difficult to secure financing for the construction of such power plants. Thanks to the support of Seed Capital Assistance Facility a new plant of this type is currently being built in western Uganda. It will render thousands of fossil-fuel guzzling diesel generators in the region obsolete but money is only one part of the equation. For such a project to be successful, it also has to benefit the local people since the new power plant requires them to relocate.

A film by Wolfgang Bernert



06:26 Minutes


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