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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Relaunch of our SEPS project pages

News from WISIONS posted on March 7th, 2014

Over the last weeks the WISIONS team has been busy updating the list of completed and ongoing SEPS projects. Each project now has its own web page with more information, pictures, interesting links and additional downloads. Read moreMinimize

Many of the new project pages contain detailed information regarding the operational, financial, social and environmental issues of each project, as well as additional photographs from the project sites.

The right hand column offers additional information about the project partners involved, links to our Technology Radar, a downloadable summary of the projects in pdf format, and a world map pinpointing the corresponding location.

We have also improved our world map above the SEPS project list and the filter criteria, meaning that you can now browse our projects by location, technology or energy-related need. 

Look at our new site here: SEPS Projects

SEPS Hydro Call 2013: Selected Projects

News from WISIONS posted on February 26th, 2014

Following our most recent call for proposals from Southern and South East Asia, which focused on pico and micro-hydro power technologies, we are pleased to advise that the following projects have been selected as being eligible for SEPS support:Read moreMinimize


Sustainable Micro-Hydro through Energizing Rural Enterprises and Livelihood
OrganizationPractical Action
Country: Nepal
Project's aim: to improve the reliability of power production from MHPs through the rehabilitation of existing plants.

Implementation of Low Head Micro Hydro to Support Clean Water Supply for a Boarding School
OrganizationIndonesian Institute of Sciences - Research Center for Electrical Power and Mechatronics
Country: Indonesia
Project's aim: to use renewable energy resources to generate the school's electricity and clean water needs.

Integrating Watershed Development and Conservation in the Ancestral Forests of Ulu Papar
OrganizationGreen Empowerment
Country: Malaysia
Project's aim: to provide the three villages of Pongobonon, Lokogungan and Kalangaan with access to clean water, renewable electricity and income generation opportunities.


South-Southeast Asia Concrete Pico-Hydro Turbine Technology Transfer
OrganizationGreen Empowerment
Country: Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia
Objective of the exchange: to transfer knowledge about a low-cost, easy-to-assemble pico-hydro turbine prototype, developed by the Sri Lankan organization Janathakshan, to other member organizations of the Micro-Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNet). 

Micro Hydro for Myanmar: Practice-to-Policy Dialogue with Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
OrganizationRenewable Energy Association of Myanmar (REAM)
Country: Myanmar
Objective of the exchange: to characterize demand and potential of micro-hydro power in Myanmar, offer expert exchange, and discuss possible implementation approaches for this technology in the future.

Comprehensive data base on Reliable Load Controllers for Hydro Projects
OrganizationJanathakshan (GTE) Ltd.
Country: Sri Lanka
Objective of the exchange: to develop a comprehensive database to address the lack of reliable information on the variety of types of load controllers and suppliers for micro-hydro projects.

Access to energy in rural Pakistan

News from WISIONS posted on February 21st, 2014

Our SEPS project "Supporting creation and expansion of energy SMEs for sustaining access to energy and livelihood in mountainous areas of Kaghan, Pakistan“ has completed its third and final working phase.Read moreMinimize

The activities carried out over recent months mainly included preparations to ensure the long-term operation and maintenance of the newly constructed micro-hydro unit by a local SME, which was established in a previous project phase. The technology was regularly checked for reliability and whenever technical problems occurred, these were solved. Local technicians received training to enable them to maintain and repair the micro-hydro unit on an ongoing basis.

Following these steps, the project coordinators at T-PAK held three workshops and a number of community meetings to raise awareness among the local population and inform them about the project, the corresponding environmental issues and also about the WISIONS initiative. 

Below are some photos of the workshops and meetings.

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