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Bundle of Small Hydropower Plants, Macedonia

Sector: Renewables Area of Expertise: Small Hydro

Bundle of Small Hydropower Plants, Macedonia

CDM Bundling with a combined installed capacity of more than 20MW

The projects’ aim is to develop CDM bundles of small hydropower plants (SHPPs) with a combined installed capacity of more than 20MW. The produced electricity will be delivered to the Macedonian power grid, displacing carbon-intensive generation and achieving GHG emission reductions of more than 840ktCO2e (over a ten year period).

Small hydropower contributes to climate change mitigation efforts through the grids' decarbonisation and the decentralization of generation capacities. Many barriers for its streamlined deployment are still present in Macedonia: financial hurdles, administrative and bureaucratic bottlenecks, low social awareness and understanding. CDM money and capacity building provide support for project owners in overcoming these challenges.

The SHPPs in the bundles are being built in rural, undeveloped areas where the rate of unemployment is high. Most of the labour force required during construction will be hired locally, and a number of permanent jobs will be created when the plants become fully operational. Other expected benefits include profit for local businesses (for example from accommodations, catering, and material supply), improved energy and road infrastructure, and increased level of awareness of the importance of nature preservation and renewable resources utilization.

Camco Clean Energy is responsible for the development of CDM- related documentation and monitoring of actual emission reductions resulting from the projects’ implementation.

14 SHPPs

in the first Bundle, 17 in the second

More than 20MW

installed capacity


of clean energy per year

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