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.

4th Gathering of Practitioners

Establishing the next phase of our work
55+ members and partners from 10 countries came together to initiate the next phase of HPNET and engage at the Asia Clean Energy Forum.  

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Scaling Social Enterprise

HPNET & WISIONS Deep Dive Workshop at the ADB Asia Clean Energy Forum
Listen to Bikash Pandey and Divyam Nagpal moderate discussions on enterprise-based approaches to hydro mini-grids with regional experts.

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Regional practice-to-policy exchange to advance community-centric hydropower
International Rivers with HPNET facilitated south-south, multi-actor exchange community leaders, government, and civil society from India, Myanmar, and Nepal.  

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Collaborative Events

HPNET at other regional events
  • April:  Bluebird Electronic Load Controller Takes Off!
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  • May: Oxfam & GreenID regional exchange, Vietnam
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  • June: ADB Deep Dive on Community Energy Systems
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  • July: Bhutan Renewable Readiness Assessment
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  • July: Myanmar multi-actor momentum
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2019 Webinar Series

Supported by WISIONS and Energypedia
The 2nd webinar in the series, Mini-Grid Financing:  Enabling the Role of Local Banks, provided insight from finance experts from S/SE Asia.   

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Micro Hydro Videos

Watch two new videos from our members!
  • Myanamar:  An indigenous micro hydro sector has a holistic approach to energy access.  Watch Here!
  • Nepal:  Grid interconnection of micro hydro is a win-win for communities and the utility.  Watch Here!

Hidden No More

Voices of Women Energy Practitioners
  • Interview with Ms. Srijana Thapa, working on rural development the last 20 years in Nepal.  
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  • The Gender-Energy Nexus in Micro Hydropower, an article by Ranisha Basnet  
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Publications and Reports

Micro Hydro in the News


  • Hydro Hybrid Mini-Grids – Do you have an idea for a hybrid mini-grid?  The 3rd International Conference on Solar Technologies and Hybrid Mini-Grids is accepting abstracts!
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  • Are you designing a community-based pico, micro, or mini hydro system? – Our online, South-South knowledge exchange community can help.
  • Social Enterprise for Energy Development (SEED) – Do you know of a micro hydro community interested in social enterprise, or a community struggling to sustain its micro hydro system?  
  • Hidden No More – Do you know of women practitioners of hydro mini-grids whose work can be amplified?   .
  • Micro Hydro Videos – Do you want to share your micro hydro story in an article or video?

    Let Us Know Here  

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