A Manipur village (Hengbung) in northeast India has benefited from a pumped-storage hydropower system that combines hydro with solar power.
The system features two interconnected reservoirs that can store renewable power for release later and enables the provision of consistent lighting in homes and streets. Foundation for Environment and Economic Development Services (FEEDS), a local NGO was involved in the initiative
India is aiming to increase its renewable generation to 500 GW by 2030.
Usage: Smaller hydropower has been said to be the solution for energy security in hilly areas. This example can be used for showing innovation, community participation with the help of NGOs and getting the local solution to issues.