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Organisation: Janathakshan & 5 partner organisations
Country: Sri Lanka
Exchange activity’s aim: to nurture knowledge exchange between multi-actors for grid-connected micro hydro technology across the region of South and Southeast Asia and to empower members of the Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET) to operate renewable energy technologies apart from the national grid.
Organisation: Asosiasi Hidro Bandung & 5 partner organisations
Exchange activity’s aim: to develop local capacity for electronic load controller trouble-shooting and development. The activities include a capacity building programme for the operators of load controllers, as well as the creation of a ‘toolkit’ to be used in implementation and operation practices.
Organisation: Practical Action & 3 partner organisations
Exchange activity’s aim: to contribute to the sustainability of micro hydro plants in Southern and Southeast Asia by increasing the load factors and financial bases through the implementation of proven best practices for productive end uses.
Organisation: Green Empowerment & 2 partner organisations
Country: USA / Philippines
Exchange activity’s aim: to encourage the community organisers of existing micro hydro programmes to advocate the replication of successful micro hydro power projects in Southeast Asia.
Organisation: Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya
Project’s aim: to restore and upgrade one of the micro hydro plants (the Adugao micro hydro power plant) as a demonstration project and to develop a plan to restore the other MHPs in the region.
Organisation: Institute for Development Support
Project’s aim: to improve the traditional water mills by replacing wooden equipment in order to make them more efficient and to demonstrate the importance of the technology in the mountainous region.
Project’s aim: to use micro hydro power generated by a low head propeller turbine to demonstrate the feasibility of this clean energy technology in the Terai region of Nepal.
Organisation: Ashden India Renewable Energy Collective
Project’s aim: to integrate an existing micro hydro power unit into the national grid to prevent it from becoming non-operational and to demonstrate the potential of a grid-connected micro hydro solar hybrid system.
Project’s aim: to demonstrate the viability of an innovative business model for the bulk sale of energy produced by a micro hydro plant to nearby villages, which would contribute to the sustainability of the plant by providing increased finances from the sale of this excess energy.
Organisation: Smart Hydro Power GmbH
Country: Germany / India
Project’s aim: to demonstrate the viability of a hybrid hydro power plant consisting of a hydrokinetic turbine and photovoltaic panels to power a local rice and flour mill, while also enhancing the population’s wellbeing (e.g. by improved lighting).
Organisation: Practical Action
Project’s aim: to contribute to the vision of “Building Back Better” to rebuild disaster-resilient communities by restoring sustainable energy access.