Renewable Energy Policy and Development in Nepal. Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel Executive Director September 24, 2008. Government of Nepal Declared F/Y 2008/09 Alternative Energy Year. Policy Trend and AEPC.
Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel
September 24, 2008
Declared F/Y 2008/09
Alternative Energy Year
Establishment of AEPC as Government Body (1996)
"An institution recognised as a regional/ international example of promoting large-scale use of renewable energy and a national focal point for resource mobilisation"
Mobilization, Capacity Building, Subsidy and
Demand & Investment
Promoting Agencies (Gos, NGOs, INGOs)
Household waste biogas plant/ Phuksin Biogas plant feeding agro-waste
Solar water heater
Efficient Cooking Devices
More than 23 plants found in Nepal have the oil content as high as 80%
About 13,600 kL of resin and turpentine was produced by 12 industries and Nepal’s potential about 27,300 kL
About 1 million Kilo-liter of bio-diesel can be produced in Nepal per year if planed and developed properly.
Developing manufacturing base (above 100kW)
Capacity building (Designers to installers & operators)
Financing (Commercial Banks and Local Financial Institutions)
Adaptive R & D
Decentralization (establishment of DEEU/S in 72 DDCs)
Draft 3 tier Monitoring
MOUs for optimizing subsidy , integrated development
Technical Capacity Building for Designing MHP system, Small Solar Home System, ICS, Wind etc