What have we accomplished so far

  • Following the earthquake in 2015, UNDP integrated RERL with its recovery programme to rapidly assess 100 micro hydro systems and 42 solar pumping systems that were affected by the earthquake and repair the damage to 31 energy-generating systems, which directly benefited 7,500 households.
  • UNDP also helped local governments restore their damaged buildings like offices and health clinics, ensuring all temporary structures of local governments were solar-powered.
  • With the aim to promote sustainable and reliable minigrid systems, UNDP supported Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) to successfully install the Gulmi Mini Grid Project in Wami Taksar, Gulmi district. It connects two micro hydro plants: one 135 kilowatts and the other 83 kW, and provides reliable electricity to more than 2,300 households in the vicinity through a single system.
  • UNDP also helped additional 3,581 households to be connected to electricity in 2015.
Project Overview


Project duration:
July 2014 to June 2019

Geographic coverage:
75 districts of Nepal

Focus Area:
Environment and Energy

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

Cost Sharing Organisations:

Global Environment Facility, UNDP, Government of Nepal

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:
Mr. Satish Gautam
National Programme Manager
AEPC/RERL, Khumaltar, Lalitpur
Tel: 00-977-1-5547609
Email: satish.gautam@aepc.gov.np