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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Mini-Grid Webinar Series by the Hydro Empowerment Network

News from WISIONS posted on June 26th, 2017

The Hydro Empowerment Network is offering a free webinar entitled "Productive End-Use of Mini-Grids Using Micro/Mini Hydro – Three Examples of How to Make it Happen" on July 5, 2017.Read moreMinimize

This is the last in a series of three webinars on mini-grids and will examine:

  • The social and technical pre-conditions, such as load management and technical reliability, and options such as mechanical drive for agricultural processing
  • The increase of load factor through PEU and corresponding increase of the economic viability of the system
  • Three examples of systems promoting productive end use in different countries such as Indonesia, Myanmar and Nepal. It will present pros and cons of electrifying "existing activities” versus “new businesses”

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 5 July 2017 at 11:00 AM CEST.

More information on this webinar series is available on Energypedia's website.

Rebuilding Sustainable Energy Infrastructure in Nepal

News from WISIONS posted on June 21st, 2017

In 2015, Nepal was struck by a major earthquake which triggered landslides and caused massive destruction to the country. Many of the micro-hydro power systems providing energy to the poor rural population got damaged and caused huge losses to the communities. The WISIONS initiative supports Practical Action in rebuilding sustainable energy access by restoration of the affected systems.Read moreMinimize

This SEPS project started in September 2015 and is supporting three earthquake-struck micro hydro systems to become rehabilitated. Recent project progress includes the complete reconstruction of the Tamsyo Khola micro-hydro power plant including final testing and commissioning activities. 

The rehabilitation of the Jhyalla Bhumi II and Andheri plant are in progress and will presumably be completed by the end of the month (June 2017). Civil construction works have been successfully carried out at the Jhyalla site and there are a few electromechanical works still to be done. In Andheri, most working steps have also been completed, with the exception of the repair of a water canal and intake site, which have recently been affected by landslides. Final working steps include the capacity building and training of MHP operators, which will be concluded after all plants are fully restored.

More general information on this project is available on our SEPS project page: RISE - Rebuilding Infrastructure for Sustainable Energy Access

9th RedBioLAC Conference – Call for Papers

News from WISIONS posted on June 19th, 2017

WISIONS will support the 9th edition of the annual RedBioLAC conference, which will take place from 6th to 10th November 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The call for papers is open until 31st July 2017.Read moreMinimize

2017 already marks the 9th edition of RedBioLAC's annual conference. This year's event will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

RedBioLAC's Call for Papers is open until 31st July 2017, 23:59 PM (local time in Argentina). More information and where to send your paper is available on the event's website (in Spanish only).

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