Recording of WE & WISIONS webinar on "Small wind for powering off-grid communities–Market assessment methodology and cases from Peru"

On August 5th we conducted together with our partnership network Wind Empowerment a webinar about insights to our research and projects in Peru on small wind energy for electrification of rural off-grid communities. In case you have missed the webinar, the recording is now available here. Click here to read more about the webinar

Off-grid electrification solutions powered by renewable energy technologies are increasingly recognized as the most suitable alternative for reaching a great portion of the 800 million people lacking access to electricity today. In regions with suitable wind resources, and with appropriate planning, off-grid small wind turbines can provide significant contributions to closing the energy access gap.

  • How can the potential contribution of small wind for electrification schemes be assessed?
  • What should be considered in order to ensure that small wind turbines effectively contribute to close the energy access gap?
  • How can the benefits of small wind power be maximised?


  • Alfie Alsop (Treasurer at Wind Empowerment executive board; PhD candidate at Strathclyde University)
  • Kimon Silwal (Secretary at Wind Empowerment executive board; Company manager KAPEG)
  • Heduardo Vargas (Co-founder Microgrids for Sustainability; Project engineer Waira Energia, Peru)
  • Jose-Armando Gastelo Roque (Co-founder Microgrids for Sustainability)
  • Gandhi Alva (Anthropologist; Head of Community Project Development Area at WindAid Institute)

Willington Ortiz (Research associate at Wuppertal Institute; WISIONS initiative)

All the slides of the presentations can be found here:  WEWISIONS Webinar BackgroundSlide 05092020


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