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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.