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 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....

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

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...