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Environmentally friendly
Micro hydro, or small-scale hydro, is one of the most environmentally benign energy conversion options available, because unlike large-scale hydro power, it does not attempt to interfere significantly with river flows.
Fraenkel (1991)

When is hydropower micro?
The definition of micro hydropower varies in different countries and can even include systems with a capacity of a few megawatts. One of the many definitions for micro hydropower is: hydro systems up till a rated capacity of approximately 300 kW capacity. The limit is set to 300 kW because this is about the maximum size for most stand alone hydro systems not connected to the grid, and suitable for "run-of-the-river" installations.

Microhydro news
Phase 2 begins for Kenyan 320 kW Ndurumo microhydro project
Kenyan teafactories invest in four hydro power plants
Micro-hydropower electricity generation could save the water industry millions
Nigeria inaugurates 400kw Tunga dam hydro power plant
Small scale hydropower can provide stream of new jobs to rural regions

Microhydro calender
18 - 19 September 2015: Microhydro System Design and Installation
4 October 2015: SAIREC side event Small hydropower in Africa: huge resource, yet limited implementation

Microhydro discussion forum
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