Best Practices for Sustainable Development of Micro Hydro Power in Developing Countries


United Kingdom Department for International Development
The World Bank
Smail Khennas
Andrew Barnett
1 March 2000

In this report, data shows that in certain circumstances, micro hydro power can be more appropriate and profitable than other energy supply options. Also, this report identifies and describes many funding models, including revolving funds; combinations of different types of hard and soft funding from varying sources; and innovative ways of dealing with risk and establishing collateral to secure loans.