WISIONS of Sustainability

The main objective of WISIONS is to make clean energy a default solution for basic energy needs in developing regions, by helping local partners to identify successes and bring them to scale through regional networks, marketing and demonstration. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.

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Meet the WISIONS Team at the 6th Annual Conference of the LCEDN in Durham, UK

News from WISIONS posted on September 4th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the LCEDN 6th Conference on Equity and Energy Justice on 11th and 12th September 2017 in Durham, United Kingdom.Read moreMinimize

The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) comprises internationally-renowned universities and thriving energy research institutes, alongside partnerships with the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and expanding worldwide associations.

Working within the broad framework of the UN’s policy of promoting Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) this year's conference is based on the principle that without equity of access and energy justice, there can be no sustainability. The conference will therefore include papers involving any aspect of energy systems emerging to meet the distinctive energy needs of the ‘bottom of pyramid’, lowest quintile in the global south which can contribute to the understanding of how equity and justice are essential components of sustainability.

The WISIONS team will present a paper entitled How Can Energy Access Lead to Improved Living Conditions? What Elements Can Trigger Productive Energy Use in Energy-Poor Areas? on 11 September, 3:15 PM.

More information on the conference programme and venue is available on LCEDN's website.



Micro-Hydro Plants as Commercially Viable Enterprises

News from WISIONS posted on August 9th, 2017

In Nepal, micro-hydro power generation is already widespread. Nevertheless, challenges such as poor management, weak technical skills and poor financial operation prevent community-owned micro-hydro plants from making a lasting impact on people’s livelihoods.Read moreMinimize

One of our SEPS Exchange Activities aims to expand the knowledge base among technically sound, but managerially and financially weak hydropower plants to ensure their sustainable commercial operation. 

Over the last two months, WINROCK – our partners in this exchange – examined several micro-hydro plants installed previously by AEPC, conducted four meetings with AEPC and RERL to discuss future knowledge sharing activities, and selected five micro-hydro plants where the knowledge and consultancy exchange activities will be implemented. Currently, local experts and consultants are being recruited and the forthcoming training sessions are being finalised. 


Community Trainers for Renewable Energy Technologies in Colombia

News from WISIONS posted on July 24th, 2017

One of our SEPS exchange activities aims to create a social alliance and collective learning process between NGOs and rural communities from three regions of Colombia: Santander, Córdoba and Antioquia.Read moreMinimize

Our project partners Censat Agua Viva have just published two interesting videos illustrating the participatory learning and training processes and the design and implementation of energy alternatives within the local communities – these can be viewed below or on YouTube.

Further general information on this SEPS Exchange Activity is available here: Community Trainers for Renewable Energy Technology Use in Sustainable Food Production and Water Management




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