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.  The thematic focus of this issue is inclusive social enterprise, local social capital, including women and indigenous communities.
Country Highlights


Accelerating Energy Access in Cameroon
HPNET Member Atud Jonathan Asaah shares his views on small-scale hydro and energy access in Cameroon.

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Trainings for Operators and Exposure Visit
This quarter, HYCOM supported three knowledge transfer activities, including an exposure visit for Ethiopian practitioners.

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New Micro Hydro System in Sabah, Malaysia
TONIBUNG recently commissioned a new micro hydro system in Ulu Papar, Sabah, Malaysia (with smart-phone connectable features for monitoring and operations)!

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Evolution to Inclusive Social Enterprise
AKRSP in Pakistan is pioneering an inclusive approach to social enterprise-based mini hydropower in remote Chitral.

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Exchange Visit - 
Malaysia and Philippines

SIBAT Visit to Tonibung
The SIBAT and CREATech team, from Luzon, Philippines, visited Tonibung and CREATE in Sabah, Malaysia for a knowledge exchange field visit.

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Micro Hydro Videos

Watch videos from our members!
  • Malaysia:  The Minigrid Game - An innovative tool for community engagement in energy system planning.  Watch Here!
  • Pakistan:  Hundreds of small-scale hydropower projects bring socio-economic benefits to a remote mountainous region. 
    Watch Here!
  • Philippines:  The impact of SIBAT's micro hydro projects on indigenous communities.  Watch Here!
HPNET Thematic Features

Earth Voices

Voices of Indigenous Communities
From Tubo, an Indigenous Micro Hydro Community in the Northern Philippines, thriving thanks to its "Lapat" system.

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Hidden No More

Voices of Women Energy Practitioners
Interview with change-maker Jade Angngalao  Her journey, inspiration and vision for community-based micro hydro.

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2019 Webinar Series

Supported by WISIONS and Energypedia
The 3rd webinar in the series, Mini-Grid Sustainability: Transitioning to Social Enterprise for Energy and Economic Development, featured practitioners leading the transition to enterprise-based micro and mini hydropower.

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Supported by WISIONS 
Check out our knowledge tools for increasing technology reliability and improving load management of micro hydro.

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Publications and Reports

Micro Hydro in the News



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