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Hydropower, Antsirabé, Madagascar

Hydropower, Antsirabé, Madagascar

With a constantly increasing demand for electricity, energy coverage is one of the main challenges to be faced by Madagascar. The Antsirabé project aims at tapping the hydro power potential of the country while reducing Madagascar’s dependence on expensive imported energy sources. The 16.5 MW run-of-river hydropower plant located on the river Ampamehana, in the Antananarivo Province, generates up to 90 GWh green electricity per year. The estimated emission reduction over the project’s total life amounts to 441,960 t CO2-equivalents.

This project is one of the first verified climate protection projects in Madagascar and plays an important role as an example for the future development of the electricity production sector in Madagascar, reducing of environmental pollution caused by fossil-fuel fired plants. The benefits include the employment and training of around 150 local technicians and local workers during the installation, testing and start up of the hydropower plant.



  • Verification:  TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH
  • Type: VCS (pre-CDM)
  • Total volume per year: 36,381 t CO2-equivalents