Micro-HEP in Kenya Case Study

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What is Practical Action?
Practical Action is an NGO who use technology to try and tackle poverty in developing countries.
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Where is the scheme?
The Mbuiru village in the Mount Kenya region.
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What are the problems?
Village people have to travel many kms to get to the town to charge electrical devices. This is very time-costly - time which could be spent on something more important.
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How does it work?
Water is 'borrowed' from the river and later returned. It is diverted down a narrow channel and down a slope and goes into the power house at the bottom of the slope, which contains a turbine and generator.
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What are the outcomes?
>Provides over 100 homes with cheap, renewable electricity >Local people can maintain and repair equipment >Used in place of unsustainable materials such as charcoal, kerosene, or wood from deforestation (less CO2)>Less time spent collecting firewood
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