What have we accomplished so far

  • In 2014, the Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihoods project was able to provide access to electricity to over 8,300 households (45,900 people), through installation of 26 micro-hydro plants, producing 766 kW of energy in total.

  • To date, an estimated 286,300 people have access to improved energy as a result of UNDP supported interventions.

  • UNDP also supported 500 local level entrepreneurs to engage in business activities in coordination with Cottage and Small Industry Development Board for rural energy based medium small and micro enterprise promotion. It also supported various community initiatives, such as installation and operation of a tea dryer and pilot water lifting project.

  • UNDP also contributed to the revision of the Government’s current Subsidy Policy to include specific support to private sector and larger renewable energy systems. This is expected to boost private sector contributions and involvement in the promotion of renewable energy.

Project Overview


Project duration:
April 2011 to June 2014

Geographic coverage:
31 districts of Nepal

Focus Area:
Environment and Energy

Implemented by:
The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment

Cost Sharing Organisations:
AEPC, The World Bank, District Development Committees (DDCs), Village Development Committees (VDCs) and communities

UNDP focal point:
Anupa Rimal Lamichhane
CCPA, UNDP, UN House, POB 107
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 00-977-1-5523200
Fax: 00-977-1-5523991
Email: registry.np@undp.org

Project focal point:
Satish Gautam
Programme Manager
Tel: 00-977-1-5547609
Email: satish.gautam@aepc.gov.np

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