Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL)
The UNDP-GEF RERL project is integral part of the Government’s single umbrella programme, the National Rural Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP). The GEF-RERL is supporting for development of mini/micro hydro and solar PV systems, productive energy uses and formulation of innovative financial mechanisms to attract private investment. The project is supporting NRREP to develop 10 MW of mini and micro hydropower, 2.5 MW of solar PV systems and establishment of mini grids connecting Micro-Hydro Plants (MHPs) of 300 kilowatt (kW) capacity to pool energy. The project will also support to build up capacity of local fabricators, installers & system integrators.
The Government of Nepal (GoN) and External Development Partners supporting Nepal's rural and renewable energy sector have designed National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP) to be executed by Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Ministry of Population and Environment for five years from 2012 to 2017 in a single programme modality. Read more
What have we accomplished so far
• Renewable Energy Subsidy Policy and Delivery Mechanism approved by GON
• MoU signed with NEA for expansion and management of RE systems
• Financial closure of 200 kW Simrutu Khola
• 261.5 kWp solar PV systems through mini grid, solar pumping, etc.
• 188 institutional solar systems in schools, health posts and public offices in earthquake affected districts, directly benefitting more than 88,559 people
• 37 micro hydro plants with 931.5kW capacity and benefiting 9,110 households rehabilitated
• 1,180 Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), more than 2,500 employment opportunities created
• 36,000 new households have access to electricity
• Support to trained 122 women entrepreneurs on business management
• 1.5 kWp Solar PV Systems at Snake Bite Treatment Centers in Itahari, Sunsari and Letang, Morang