Activities

Current Projects

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...

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...

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 demand of power could be reduced to some extent. The project partner includes University of Bristol and PEEDA. The project start date is 15th May 2018 which is scheduled to be completed by...

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...

Previous Projects

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...

System Design of an Expandable, Reconfigurable, and Integrated Renewable Energy Microgrid for Remote, Off-Grid Communities

All Renewable energy technologies provide sporadic power and thus installing a single technology type into a remote community will not ensure continuous power supply. Therefore, a hybridised renewable energy microgrid can provide a solution for long term sustainability. However, the multi -sourced hybrid mini-grid technology, having a big potential benefit...

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)...