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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Review: WEPatagonia2016

News from WISIONS posted on December 29th, 2016

Last month saw Wind Empowerment's successful third annual Conference in Cutral-Có and Bariloche in the south of Argentina. Read moreMinimize

Wind Empowerment's third annual conference was organised by the municipality of Cutral-Có together with INTI. It consisted of various working group sessions, during which innovative projects and new ideas were demonstrated and discussed. The second part of the event comprised a field visit to several small wind turbines installed near Bariloche.

A detailed review (including numerous photos) is available on Wind Empowerment's website. A comprehensive conference documentation is now available here.



Season's Greetings

News from WISIONS posted on December 24th, 2016

The WISIONS team would like to to thank all our project and network partners for their cooperation in 2016 and wish everyone a successful start to 2017. We look forward to another year of productive collaboration!

Video: Promoting the Long-Term Use of Micro Hydro Systems in Nepal

News from WISIONS posted on December 19th, 2016

One of our SEPS projects in Nepal aimed to ensure the sustained operation of existing micro-hydro plants through rehabilitation, optimisation, increased financial stability, capacity-building and management support. Practical Action has now completed the project activities and has created an informative video overview – watch it here.Read moreMinimize

Practical Action aimed to promote the long-term use of certain existing MHPs via a holistic approach called Participatory Market System Development (PMSD). This approach emphasises stakeholder participation in creating sustainable rural enterprises and empowering marginalised market actors.

Five existing micro-hydro projects (three in Nepal and two in Odisha state, India) ranging from 14 kW to 100 kW in capacity, saw their MHPs serviced and refurbished. Moreover, additional demand for power was created by establishing 21 new enterprises, ranging from mills for rice and wheat to construction businesses.

Read the full project summary here: Promoting the Long-Term Use of Micro-Hydro Systems by Providing Energy to Rural Enterprises in Nepal and India

Watch Practical Action's video summary here:


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