Activities

Current Projects

Assessing electric cooking potential in micro hydropower microgrids in Nepal

Access to clean cooking energy is a problem in Nepal especially for women because they are usually responsible for cooking. Improving women's time constraint through better infrastructure and technology is one of the priorities to enhance gender equality. Modern cooking stoves and fuels (LPG and electric cookers) can save women's...

Pico Hydropower Promotion Project

Low Head Pico-Hydro Promotion Project ‘Pico-hydro’ is a term for very small hydropower units, smaller than ‘micro-hydro’ in the 100W to 5kW range. In Nepal, the most common form of pico-hydro is the ‘peltric’ set, which uses high heads and very small discharges to generate 3 to 5kW. A technology...

Climate Resilient Communities and Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives for Pro-Poor of Dolakha District of Nepal

Project Summary The project is envisioned to be implemented in 3 Village Development Committees (VDCs) namely Namdu, Jungu and Mirge and earlier VDC (recently integrated into Jiri municipality) specifically Thulopatal of Dolakha district, located in Mid-Mountain range in the Janakpur zone of north eastern Nepal. The project has started from...

Research and development to establish a commercially viable locally-constructed Turgo turbine for low-cost renewable electricity generation in rural Nepal

PEEDA in collaboration with University of Bristol (UoB), Nepal Yantra Shala Energy (NYSE) and Turbine Testing Lab of KU (TTL) will execute the project. The project will be funded for 2 years by Energize Nepal (http://ku.edu.np/energizenepal/) Turgo turbines are reported to be reliable, robust and able to operate efficiently over a...

Previous Projects

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...

Why Micro-hydro fails: Investigation into Poor Performance of Micro-Hydropower Plants in Nepal

This project will be carried out jointly by University of Bristol (UoB) and University of Coventry, UK and the People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA). The aim of this project is to understand the reasons behind poor performance and failure of MHP plants in Nepal. A field Study will...

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...

Improving Agricultural Profitability with Solar Powered Mobile Cold Storage for Small Farm Holders

The project is envisioned to be implemented in Baiteshwor Rural Municipality, Ward No. 3 (Earlier Mirge VDC) of Dolakha district. In the present context, in the absence of cold storage and related cold chain facilities, the farmers are compelled to either not sell due to small harvest or sell their...

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...

Assessment of Low Power Electric Cooking in Nepal

The project aims to assess alternatives for low power electric cooking in Nepal so that the increasing conventional fuelwood demand could be reduced to some extent. This project is implemented in the rural area of Nepal, focusing on the off-grid community. The project is supported by the University of Bristol....

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...

Village Electrification with wind turbine and solar power system in Nepal’s Upper Mustang region

The project is implemented by Energy, Environment Research and Development Centre (EERDC), together with People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA). This project aims to install a solar wind hybrid system for electrification of the 40 households in the village and a primary school named “Birendra Prathamik Vidhyalaya” which currently caters...

Local Level Transesterification and Bio-fuel Stove Project

The Local Level Transesterification and Bio-fuel Stove Project being implemented by PEEDA has been funded by Renewable Nepal Programme, Kathmandu University. PEEDA joined hands with Energy & Environment Pvt. Ltd. (E&E) & Energy Environment Research & Development Center (EERDC) for implementation of the project. This project devised a simple method...

Methodology for Feasibility Study of Electric Clean Cooking Program in Rukum

Improving cooking is essential for developing countries like Nepal in reducing adverse human health and evnronmental impacts caused by burning firewood. This "Methodology for Feasibility Study of Electric Clean Cooking Program in Solabhang, Rukum " projects will identify all the necessary cooking requirements and their cooking behavior. Installation of different...