Support Energy Access For The Population Leaving In The Virunga National Park.
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Matebe 13.6 MW hydro power plant brings a safe, clean and affordable energy to communities in the Virunga Park.
Matebe is part of a wider investment plan called the Virunga Alliance to provide energy access to 4 million people in and around the Virunga National Park. Matebe will help to kickstart the local green economy and will avoid the use of polluting and costly fossil fuel generators. Project financing was partly funded by the European Union and the Howard Buffett Foundation (USA).
Project owner: Virunga Foundation (development & operation)
Project: run of river small scale hydro power plant
Location: Democratic Republic of The Congo (North Kivu region)
CO2 emissions avoided: 50,000 tonnes / year
Certification: VCS standard
Status: project commissioned and under VCS validation
Aera Group services: certification support and carbon credits purchase