St. Martin has an ambitious plan for sustainable rural electrification. With the Smart Hydro Power turbine it is possible to make excellent use of the region’s immense hydro-electrical potential without imposing environmental costs. A test site close to a rural hospital has been selected and preliminary studies will begin in January 2011. The turbine will arrive in Peru in June 2011. The project will occur in conjunction with GIZ, Practical Action, GRSM, the regional government of St. Martin, and the community of Alto Mayo.