WISIONS of Sustainability
Our mission is to empower individuals and communities to transform the production and use of energy so that it effectively enables sustainable development. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
Mini-Grid Webinar Series by the Hydro Empowerment Network
News from WISIONS posted on May 3rd, 2017
This is the first in a series of three webinars on mini-grids and will highlight the important technical and non-technical features, as well as pros and cons of mini-grids based on different energy sources to create awareness of the need for differentiation of mini-grid systems. It will also discuss the key points that need to be considered while designing rural electrification programmes with different renewable energy technologies.
The webinar will take place on May 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM CEST.
SpeakersBikash Pandey, Winrock International
Xavier Vallvé, Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA)
More information on this webinar series is available on Energypedia's website.
The two upcoming webinars will cover the topics of "Grid Interconnection" (June 2017) and "Productive End Use" (July 2017). More details will be announced soon.
Biogas Production from Slaughterhouse Wastewater in Quito, Ecuador
News from WISIONS posted on April 27th, 2017
This project is led by CIMNE, who started implementing this technology in mid-2016. Over the last few months, several feasibility and measurement studies have been undertaken, including wastewater flow and characterisation, biogas potential, and the calculation of fuel/water consumption of a boiler used for heating and drying processes at the slaughterhouse.
After designing the biodigesters, four tubular units (100m3 each) were constructed on-site by a local manufacturer. It is estimated these will produce 157m3 of biogas per day from 72m3 of wastewater.
As well as monitoring the operation of the digesters, next steps include the installation of distribution lines transporting the biogas to its point of use: a new boiler to be powered by sustainable energy.
Photos of the project’s progress are available on our Facebook page, while more general information is available on our project page: Biogas from Slaughterhouse Waste Water Treatment for Heating Purposes
Selected SEPS Exchange Activities – SEPS Call 2016: Energising Development Through Knowledge Exchange
News from WISIONS posted on April 24th, 2017
Project's aim: to increase the technical knowledge of small wind turbines by creating a free online resource and mutual learning opportunities
Organisation: Energy Action Partners Malaysia (ENACT)
Project's aim: to increase community understanding of mini-grid design, management and operation
Organisation: Winrock International
Project's aim: to expand the knowledge base among technically sound, but managerially and financially weak, MHPs to ensure their sustainable commercial operation
Organisation: Asociación Fenix
Project's aim: to promote the exchange of knowledge and sharing of experiences between practitioners involved in small-scale hydroelectric projects