Magiro Hydro Electric Limited
Generating affordable hydropower in rural areas
Magiro Hydro Electricity Limited (MHEL) has developed an innovative small scale 30 kW hydropower plant in Mihuti Village, which is solely composed of locally available standard engines, recycled bicycle parts and generates electricity from a local waterfall. As MHEL avoids the common connection charges of electricity suppliers and offers flexible pricing for its electricity supply, it offers affordable rates for both private households and local businesses, charging as low as USD 1 per month.
Magiro Hydro Electric Limited (MHEL) lays down the infrastructure and generates hydropower in Mihuti Village.
The National Environment Trust Fund is a government organisation that provides business and technical training to MHEL.
The Pollination Project, a global funding platform, has previously supported MHEL with a seed grant of Kes 100,000.
The 2016 SAG-SEED Awards are supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.