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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First SEPS Call 2018 Now Open For Applications

News from WISIONS posted on January 15th, 2018

The first SEPS call of 2018 is open and is aimed at the two focus regions of WISIONS – Latin America and the Caribbean and South/South East Asia. This time we are only looking for exchange activities! The deadline for the submission of applications is 26th February 2018, 4pm GMT.Read moreMinimize

What type of EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES are we looking for?

The proposed SEPS Exchange Activities should allow for interaction between practitioners with significant experience in the implementation of decentralised renewable energy solutions in the target region(s).

SEPS Knowledge Exchange activities should relate to one or more of the following focus areas: capacity-building South-South; mutual learning; practice-to-policy exchange; or advocacy and awareness-raising activities.

See details on criteria, SEPS exchange activities application procedure.

The deadline for submission of applications is 26th February 2018, 4pm GMT.

The SEPS Exchange Application Form and supporting documents must be submitted in English. Applications written in other languages will not be considered. 

To date, SEPS has supported 122 projects and exchanges across the world and these are all featured on our website, illustrating the lessons learned in the field.

Selected Projects and Exchanges of our 2017 Call for Proposals

News from WISIONS posted on January 10th, 2018

Following our last SEPS call in 2017, which was focused on Projects and Exchange Activities in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as in South/South East Asia, we are pleased to announce the projects and knowledge exchange activities we have selected for SEPS support.Read moreMinimize

Capacity-Building, Democratisation of Technology and Local Advocacy through the Ecuadorian Biodigester Network (RedBioEc)

OrganisationGreen Empowerment

Country: Ecuador

Affordable Finance for Sustainable Energy: Sharing Successful Models in South East Asia

OrganisationNexus for Development

Country: Cambodia

Waste to Wisdom: Supporting Biodigester Practitioners in South East Asia

OrganisationGreen Empowerment

Country: Malaysia / Sri Lanka / Philippines

A Country Level Market Assessment for Small Wind Turbines


Country: Nepal

"Biogas for Energy" – E-Learning Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean


Country: Brazil

Wind Water Pumping Systems

OrganisationWind Empowerment

Country: Worldwide

Using Community Ambassadors for Community Exchange on Renewable Biogas Energy Generation from Wastewater for Sustainable Development

OrganisationBarbados Water Authority

Country: Barbados

Improving the Sustainability of Micro-Hydropower Projects: Development of Knowledge-Sharing Tools


Country: Malaysia

Unlocking Credit to Promote the use of Commercial Biogas in the Poultry Industry

OrganisationWinrock Nepal

Country: Nepal

Improving Agricultural Profitability for Smallholder Farms by introducing Solar Powered Mobile Cold Storage

Organisation: PEEDA

Country: Nepal

Productive Use of Wind in Argentina - Developing Rural Areas with an Abundant Resource

OrganisationWind Empowerment

Country: Argentina

Community Energy Center and Eco Sustainability Park in the Municipality of Independencia

OrganisationMunicipality of Independencia

Country: Chile

Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Micro Hydro Plants in the Philippines

News from WISIONS posted on December 11th, 2017

Since 1995, several micro-hydro plants have been installed in the province of Abra in the Philippines. However, many of them are now suffering from technical, organisational and financial difficulties. One of our SEPS projects (LINK) aimed to restore and upgrade the Adugao MHP as a demonstration project and to develop a working plan to rehabilitate other power plants in the region.Read moreMinimize

The Adugao power plant is a small 7.5 KW power system in a remote area in northern Luzon, the Philippines. Before its construction in 2000, neighbouring indigenous communities relied solely on firewood for lighting purposes and had never experienced electric power. 13 years later, the system had started to show major signs of wear and poor maintenance.

In 2015, local partner SIBAT with funding from WISIONS started a rehabilitation programme aiming to restore the potential of the Adugao MHP. Over the last two years, SIBAT has:

  • fully restored the power plant, which now operates 24/7
  • avoided system downtime by providing a constant water flow
  • installed a load controller and constructed a reliable concrete canal

Furthermore, a tariff system suited to the local economic context has been established. For example, people in need can pay for the service by in-kind payments of rice, which follows the local tradition of sharing. A potentially self-sustaining maintenance and management team has also been put in place.

The successful project development demonstrates that access to energy can be acquired and sustained through a community-based approach in which the local population formulates and enforces policies to manage and care for an energy system.

More general information on this project is available here: Rehabilitation and Upgrading of an Existing Micro Hydro Power Project in the Province of Abra, the Philippines

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