Outstanding Conservation, Energy Access and Peace Project For Rural Population in Eastern DRC
Matebe 13.6 MW hydro power plant brings a safe, clean and affordable energy to communities of 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 helps to kickstart the local green economy and avoids the use of polluting and costly fossil fuel generators, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Park area. Furthermore, the project is a participatory project which directly benefits the local people due to several developmental projects that utilise the electricity for job creation, reducing poverty in the surrounding communities and promoting peace and stability.