hydroelectric power

A US-based power solutions firm last week appointed Dr Emma Rasolovoahangy as Ambassador for renewable energy projects and Special Advisor for the Republic of Madagascar.

According to Dominovas Energy Corporation (DNRG), Rasolovoahangy will assume responsibility for Dominovas Energy’s sub-Saharan renewable energy projects with immediate effect.

Her responsibilities will include the specific mandate to oversee and direct operations for the proliferation of the company’s technologies.

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Rasolovoahangy commented: “My journey from my home town of Fianarantsoa in the Republic of Madagascar to working with global multi-national companies and obtaining my PhD from one of the world’s most prestigious university’s in the United States of America in Stanford has been absolutely remarkable to say the least.

"As a Malgasy national I acknowledge my roots and endeavour to make a major impact on my country and people for generations to come."

She added: "I am excited to join Dominovas Energy Corporation in the pursuit of clean and efficient production of electricity via Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology as well as its hydroelectric division, CURRENTERGY.

"I am filled with optimism about the strength of the team, the technologies, and the opportunity we have to magnify our impact in improving the quality of lives of millions of Malagasy people and sub-Saharan Africans. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to be part of Dominovas Energy and look forward to the journey ahead."

Hydro potential

Vassilis Koutras, managing director for Francophone countries for Dominovas Energy, said that the appointment comes at a time when the country's hydro potential is high and developments are looking promising.

"Madagascar’s hydro potential of 7,000MW represents a tremendous opportunity for Dominovas Energy and signifies a leap forward for Madagascar. Madagascar is one of our top priorities for development and operation of multiple power projects," Koutras noted.