Previous Projects

FK-Norway Exchange Project

This personnel exchange project funded by FK Norway aims in creating more jobs, reducing drudgery, and improving living conditions through knowledge exchange between the partner institutions. Tarayana Foundation Bhutan, Practical Action Bangladesh & Technology & Action for Rural Advancement (TARA) India and PEEDA are the four partner institutions for this...

Low Head Propeller Turbine Demonstration Project

This project as supported by WISIONS (Germany) will provide energy access to two rural VDCs namely Toksel and Katunje in Okhaldhunga district, eastern Nepal, through the use of tested and robust low head pico-hydro technology. The project will also serve as a demonstration site for the feasibility of this technology...

The Pro-poor Hydropower Pilot Project

BASIC CONCEPT Pro-Poor Hydropower (PPHP) is a concept by which the rural poor of Nepal are facilitated into the profitable ownership of their water resources. This is achieved through development of commercially profitable and socio-ecologically acceptable hydropower projects with the local poor gaining significant ownership of the projects. IMPLEMENTATION PHASES...

Bio-fuel Project

Project Summary This project aims to help poor villagers develop alternative ways of creating a livelihood by harvesting inedible oil bearing seeds, particularly Jatropha seeds (see photo). The project started in February 2008 in Partnership with Group of helping Hands – Nepal (SAHAS) in Okhaldhunga district in East Nepal. Seeds...

Gatlang Rural Electrification

Gatlang Rural Electrification Pre-study This project for Gatlang Community Development Society and funded by the Norwegian Himal Asia Mission was examining the options for providing rural electrification to Gatlang VDC in Rasuwa District in Nepal. Central to the options is a 200kW mini hydro project on Cheedimo Khola. This project...

Minimizing Rural Electrification Cost

Possible Ways of Minimization of the Rural Electrification Cost in Nepalese Context Undertaken for: Rural Electrification Development Alliance of Nepal (REGDAN) with Winrock International Funding This study’s purpose was to examine ways in which the costs of rural electrification in Nepal could be minimised. The project analysed: i) the implementation...

Poor People Owning Hydropower

Facilitating the Poor into Ownership of Hydropower This study for Jalsort Vikas Sanstha – Nepal Water Partnership (JVS-NWP) documents how the poor of Nepal can be facilitated into the ownership of commercial hydropower projects. The report looks at poverty in Nepal and how income generating projects have many benefits (particularly in sustainability)...

Research

PEEDA has done several research studies in the energy field for clients such as Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Centre for Rural Technology (CRT) and Winrock international (WI), and we also work with other organisations in the research and development of Pico Hydro. "Impact of Micro Hydro Projects on rural...

Training

PEEDA also runs training programmes, workshops and seminars to promote research and development of renewable energy.

Specific donor supported project/program

Donor : Winrock International Name of the program : A research Study on “Market based demand management of electrical energy in Nepal.” Implementation period : 24th May 2005- December 2005 Location of implemented program : Kathmandu Valley Type and Number of beneficiaries : It is a research study to influence...