REGIONAL CENTERS OF KNOWLEDGE
Among the strengths of HPNET are members who have established training and/or fabrication centers for micro hydro technology dissemination. HPNET is facilitating partnership among these centers and advocating to leverage their expertise.
INDONESIA: ASEAN Hydropower Competence Centre (HYCOM)
The ASEAN Hydropower Competence Centre (HYCOM) is an ASEAN-wide competence centre promoting hydropower development and disseminating know-how in the sector. Thereby HYCOM aims to contribute to an enhanced use of this renewable and environmentally sound energy source, and thus to economic development in the ASEAN region.
MALAWI: Mzuzu Institute of Technology and Innovation (MZITI)
MZITI is a micro hydro training and manufacturing facility established in 2015 as a result of the Mandela Washington for Young African Leaders (YALI) fellowship program. MZITI has metal fabrication equipment to manufacture Crossflow and Pelton turbines, as well as we productive end use agri-processing equipment for pico and micro hydro capacities. It also has a computer-aided design center. MZITI is located in Mzuzu, Malawi.
MALAYSIA: TONIBUNG Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology (CREATE)
CREATE Borneo is a village-based workshop and training facility, educating the next generation of indigenous engineers in renewable energy technologies. Its programs allow indigenous communities to develop and harness their resources on their own terms while incentivizing environmental stewardship. CREATE is located in the village of Nampasan in Sabah, Malaysia.
MYANMAR: Hydropower for Community Empowerment in Myanmar (HyCEM)
HyCEM is the association for small-scale hydropower practitioners in Myanmar, including developers, manufacturers, and community mobilizers. HyCEM endeavors to drive diversification and democratization of power production in Myanmar -- through a grassroots, scalable practice-to-policy approach, in tandem with domestic and international stakeholders.
NEPAL: Nepal Micro Hydropower Development Association (NMHDA)
NMHDA is the association for micro hydro developers, manufacturers, and suppliers in Nepal, providing local capacity building, technical innovation, and policy advocacy. It is based in Kathmandu, Nepal and has a village-based training center on the outskirts of the city.
PHILIPPINES: Center for RE and Appropriate Technology (CREATech) at Sibol Ng Agham At Teknolohiya (SIBAT)
CREATech serves as a resource center for advisory, information, demonstration, training, and fabrication for community-based renewable energy systems, including micro hydro, solar PV, and wind solutions.