The objective of the project is to boost economic development in remote districts of the Republic of Karelia by improving water resource utilization by developing rehabilitation and investment concept for small hydro power plants.
General assessment of the small hydro power section in the Republic of Karelia was carried out. Report based on obtained data with the identification of the existing small hydro power plants suitable for the rehabilitation was drafted. Pre-feasibility study and co-financing models for the rehabilitation of small hydro power plants were introduced. Pilot project was implemented. Local and regional authorities and energy companies through different trainings, information seminars and study trips got knowledge in fuel substitution and efficient utilization of water resources.