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...

Previous Projects

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)...

Detailed Feasibility Study of Low Head Turbine Sites-Two Sites in Hilly Region

People, Energy and Environment Development Association in joint venture with Oshin Power Service Pvt. Ltd are conducting detailed feasibility studies for the probable two sites in hilly region of Nepal. The low head sites should have less than 10 meters head and not include sites that use conventional micro hydro turbines...

Gatlang Rural Electrification

Gatlang Rural Electrification Pre-study This project for Gatlang Community Development Society and funded by the Norwegian Himal Asia Mission was examining the options for providing rural electrification to Gatlang VDC in Rasuwa District in Nepal. Central to the options is a 200kW mini hydro project on Cheedimo Khola. This project...

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...

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...