Description of the Project:
Objective: Elaboration of two feasibility studies (at the sites Ivato Centre and Ambatotoa) and one detailed design (at the site Sahandaso) as sound basis for electrification of the surrounding rural areas.
Services provided by Skat: elaboration of a socio-economic study (demand analysis), hydrological analysis, technical analysis (hydrology, sediment load, topography, geology, hydraulic works and electromechanical equipment, networks, access roads), environmental and social impact analysis, risk analysis, financial and economic analysis and finally training towards ADER, the Ministry, the Regulator and private operators
Activities: collect hydrological data (install gauging stations, make flow measurements etc.); implement site surveys to collect relevant data and information; design the civil structures and electromechanical equipment as well as transmission and distribution network; implement a demand survey in households and other consumers; provide training on key elements of a feasibility study and a detailed design and tools for quality check of such studies.
Results: Two feasibility and one detailed design studies presenting feasible, sustainable and profitable options to make use of the available hydropower potential for rural electrification; the training session enabled the partners to better assess the quality of such kind of studies.