Activities

Current Projects

Climate change and livelihood initiative for pro-poor of Mustang district through effective dissemination of Solar Thermal Technology powering hot water facility

People living in the Mountain region rely heavily on conventional energy sources such as wood and animal dung for cooking, heating water and keeping the house warm. Recent trends in use of LPG and diesel as fuel has also increased. With the growing rate of tourists trekking along the Annapurna...

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...

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...

Upscaling locally manufactured Turgo Turbine: Dissemination and Demonstration

PEEDA in collaboration with Nepal Yantra Shala Energy (NYSE), Turbine Testing Lab, Kathmandu University (TTL, KU), University of Bristol (UoB), UK and Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET) will be implementing the project. The project has been funded by Energize Nepal, Kathmandu University as an extension of previously conducted research on Turgo...

Previous Projects

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...