Co-founder and Manager
Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET)
Dipti Vaghela is the co-founder and manager of the Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET), a South-South knowledge exchange platform that advances policy, technology, and socio-environmental aspects of small-scale hydropower, established in 2013. Dipti brings sixteen years of experience in developing decentralized renewable energy solutions for rural electrification in S/SE Asia, bridging communities, entrepreneurs, NGOs, government, and donors. Based mostly in Myanmar, she supports Myanmar’s indigenous mini hydropower, biomass energy, PV-irrigation practitioners. Dipti holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a MSc degree in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University.