Maintenance of Hydropower Potential in Rwanda Through Ecosystem Restoration

Hove, H., J-E. Parry and N. Lujara

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Today, through protection of the watershed surrounding the Ntaruka hydropower station, the plant has returned to full operational capacity. But the electricity crisis also spurred Rwanda to diversify its energy portfolio with support from the private sector. These initiatives include the capture of methane gas from Lake Kivu, use of geothermal energy and promotion of the country’s abundant peat deposits for electricity production. The story of Rwanda’s electricity sector demonstrates the need for diverse approaches to addressing complex problems and, in particular, the importance of integrated watershed management in promoting energy security.

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