Small hydro: An opportunity for rural electrification in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has more than 1000 small dams, storing more than 1 km3 of water. They are therefore equipped with intake outlet structures to convey water for downstream needs. But the energy potential of the released water is not exploited. The installation of small hydro plants at intake or outlet works could make it possible to produce domestic electricity. This paper discusses the development of water resources through the installation of small hydropower plants.

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