Improve access to reliable and affordable electricity in Madagascar rural areas
BETC Nanala, a Malagasy medium size company, creates an isolated distribution network supplied by two mini-hydroelectric plants for rural areas. The project strongly contributes to local community development and includes various co-benefits beyond electricity production.
Located around Alaotra Lake (around 200 km north-east of Antananarivo), the 1500 kW and 700 kW power plants serve low-voltage networks located in 12 rural municipalities. The project improves access to modern, affordable and sustainable electricity for 177,000 beneficiaries i.e. 29,500 households, schools, health centers, agricultural producers, rural entrepreneurs, and public services. It also helps to reduce fossil fuels dependence, and further promotes the use of low energy consumption lamps and prepaid meters for energy efficiency measures.