Activities

Current Projects

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...

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...

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...

Knowledge Exchange Workshops for Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines Using Online Design Tools

PEEDA is one of the partner organization for the project "Online Design Tools for Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines". The other partner organizations are Kathmandu Alternative Power and Energy Group (KAPEG) (lead and contracting partner), Rural Electrification Research Group (RurERG) and School of the Earth ‘Nea Guinea’. The general aim of this project...

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...

Previous Projects

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...

Bio-fuel Consolidation Project- Okhaldhunga

Bread for the World (BfdW), formerly EED, has been supporting PEEDA since last 9 years. The support was received for 3 different projects on Jatropha Biofuel. The first project was focused on project feasibility study, Jatropha plantation which was followed by agricultural activity, community engagement, plantation and income generating activities....

Organization’s own financial supported programme

SN Name of the Programs Implementation period Location of implemented program Types and number of beneficiaries Outcome 1 Awareness creating activities on energy and environment sectors Since April 2005 Doti District Few VDCs Collaborating with RDSC 2 MHP promotional activities Since June 2005 Jumla Jointly with HIMEA

Training/Consultancy delivered to other organizations

SN  Type of training/Consultancy Training/Consultancy receiving organizations’ name 1 Organization Management, Training Cum Workshop 2 Project Construction Management Training Cum Workshop 3 Rural Electrification Consumers Services & meter reading training cum workshop 4 Training Cum Workshop- Organization Management for Mid Level Manager 5 One day Seminar on Small Hydropower Development...

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...

Training

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

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...

Knowledge Documentation on Impacts of Biogas on Forests and Socio-economic development of local communities

PEEDA is currently working on documentation of impacts of biogas on forests and socio-economic development of local communities in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) and Chitwan Annapurna Landscape (CHAL). The project is under Hariyo Ban Program which has successfully installed thousands of domestic biogas plants in the TAL and CHAL...

Technical Support for the Installation of Photo-voltaic Solar Panels in the Association for Craft Producers (ACP)

PEEDA worked on providing technical support to the Association for Craft Producers (ACP) for the installation of 32 KW photo-voltaic solar panel systems in the office and manufacturing premises for various applications. Earlier, PEEDA assisted ACP for the detailed feasibility study and accordingly suggested for the installation of solar powered...

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...