Hydropower plant implements the verified carbon standard The Matebe hydropower plant is part of a wider investment plan, called the Virunga Alliance, which is initiated by the Virunga Foundation to provide access to energy to 4 million people who live and work in and around the Virunga National Park. Through a verified carbon standard (VCS), the plant will produce more than 13,6MW and supply 600,000 people with clean, accessible and affordable electricity. It also provides 12,000 individuals with sustainable employment. The hydro project avoids the use of heavy, polluting, fossil fuel generators thus saving an estimated 50,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

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