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The Kwa-Madiba micro-hydroelectric plant located North-East of Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, contributes to the economic development of local communities.

The Hydro Power plant was installed near the Thina Falls and provides electricity for about 50 families living in remote rural areas.
IREM contributed to the project by supplying a Banki Ecowatt Hydro turbinewith a flow rate of 165 l/s and a power of 51 kW.

Micro Hydro installations are ideal solutions for guaranteeing electricity to isolated communities.
Read the full article by Professor Marco Van Dijk, lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria.

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