The Flow is the quarterly e-newsletter of the Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET), a south-south knowledge exchange and advocacy platform to advance local practitioners of small-scale hydropower, made possible by the WISIONS initiative.
In this issue, we feature the work of HPNET members in Ethiopia, Madagascar and Nepal. The updates shed light on solutions for socio economic value-add, feasibility studies, and local manufacturing.
From our feature series, we bring you new editions of Earth Voices and Hidden No More, both from the mountainous region of Chitral, in Pakistan. In our quarterly reflection on our SEEED initiative, we focus on the core elements of productive end use and social enterprise. In our Solutions section we present our new-and-improved Mini-Grid Technology Differentiation Table, developed by our Work Streams in partnership with Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development (Skat).
Reviving and Optimizing Hydro Mini-Grids
EnDev Ethiopia endeavours to rehabilitate and optimize five micro hydro projects for productive end-use and technical resilience through an enterprise-based approach.
Voices of Women Energy Practitioners
An interview with grassroots practitioner Hasana Fatimi, who shares her insights on the community-based, women-centric models that have been championed in Chitral, Pakistan. Read More
Social Enterprise for Energy, Ecological and Economic Development
A spotlight on examples of enterprise-based hydro mini-grids that inspire and inform HPNET's SEEED initiative. Read More
From our Work Streams
Mini-Grid Technology Differentiation Table: A breakdown of different mini-grid technologies and key advantages of hydro mini-grids. Read More
ENACT is looking for mini-grid developers and practitioners to help give feedback on the upgraded version in January 2021. Subscribe to their Minigrid Game mailing list here to receive further information.