Serengeti Energy and Proparco sign landmark €250,000 grant agreement to support climate adaptation and mitigation

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  • IPP, Serengeti Energy and Proparco, the French development finance institution, have signed a landmark €250,000 grant agreement to support climate adaptation and mitigation activities for Serengeti Energy’s power plants in sub-saharan Africa.
  • This strategic partnership aims to enhance the resilience and sustainability of renewable energy infrastructure amidst the increasing challenges posed by climate change.

This initiative comes in the wake of severe floods that recently devastated the Kasese District, western Uganda, where two of Serengeti Energy’s hydropower plants are located. The floods have underscored the urgent need for robust climate adaptation measures to protect critical infrastructure and support local communities.

Key objectives of the grant:

  1. Infrastructure Resilience: Climate risk and hydrological analysis and adaptation action plan proposals.
  2. Environmental Monitoring: Enhancing the capacity for environmental monitoring such as sediment load in the rivers to track climate impacts and adapt operations accordingly, ensuring minimal ecological disruption.
  3. Staff Training: Providing comprehensive training programs for staff to equip them with the necessary skills to manage climate-related challenges, to obtain a better operational efficiency and to carry out an efficient maintenance of the assets.

The grant will be used to implement advanced climate adaptation and mitigation measures at Serengeti Energy’s power plants, ensuring their operational efficiency and reliability in the face of increasingly erratic weather patterns and environmental changes.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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