Electric Cooking Lab Experiment Presentation

PEEDA has implemented several research projects on electric cooking  in rural off-grid communities of Nepal. On 3rd July 2020, our CEO Mr. Biraj Gautam had presented the findings from the Kitchen Laboratory Experiment conducted at PEEDA Lab to the group of global electric cooking expertise organized by MECS Research team.  For presentation slide please click on below link:  Link : Electric Cooking Lab Experiment -PEEDA

Electric Cooking: An Option for Clean Cooking in Rural Kitchen

Main Author: Surendra Pandit  Binda Koirala (Subedi), a housewife, age 35, a local resident of Salyan village in Solukhumbu district has been cooking food for her family in an open woodfire since ages. She recalls the days when she had to collect sufficient firewood for a week from the forest since dawn in the morning.  This could take an entire day in the process. Still, she is using open wood fuel for cooking daily food items which fills her entire house with the smoke produced from firewoods. Sometimes, situations have become worse when the fire-wood is not properly dry, as...

British engineers visit Nepal to assist with Turgo Turbine Project

In April 2019, two engineers from the UK travelled to Nepal to assist with the project funded by Energize Nepal to develop a locally-manufactured, micro-hydro Turgo Turbine. Joe Butchers is a PhD student from the University of Bristol who has been a key member of the project from the beginning. Dr Shaun Benzon undertook his PhD in Turgo turbine design a few years ago and was responsible for running computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations as part of design work. During their stay, an evaluation visit was made to the proposed pilot site where the prototype Turgo turbine will be installed....

Review and Planning Meeting

A two days review and planning meeting of Climate Change and Livelihood Project was conducted on March 24-25, 2019 that involved central level staffs and social mobilizers. This meeting acted as a platform in which discussions were held on accomplished project activities, knowledge transfer among the project team, strengths and gap identification and ways moving forward to reach desired outcomes.

The lack of post-installation support for micro-hydro users

Main Author: Topaz Maitland On Friday 8th February 2019, HP Net (Hydro Empowerment Network) which is a collection of micro-hydro experts and associates from across South and South-East Asia, conducted a meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, to discuss key recommendations to bring forward to HP Net’s newly appointed board of directors. Biraj Gautam, Topaz Maitland and Monica Sallares represented PEEDA at the meeting. There are over 3000 installed micro-hydro plants (MHPs) in Nepal. Of these, a third are estimated to be operating reasonably, a third are operating with difficulties, and a third are barely functioning if at all. There are many...

Workshop on Solar Powered Cold Storage for Small Farmholders

 PEEDA has been working on the implementation of a solar powered cold storage facility that can greatly benefit small farm holders by allowing them to keep agricultural produce fresh for longer using solar energy. This can improve their livelihood and create local employment opportunities, whilst encouraging sustainability, reducing food waste, and increasing the efficiency of food production. With this background, PEEDA has organized a workshop to facilitate the discussion on the utilization of such technologies and for PEEDA to share their experience. Event Date: Friday 7 December 2018 (Mangsir 21 2075)

Climate Change and Sustainable Livelihood Orientation

People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA) has successfully conducted the workshop on Climate Change and Sustainable Livelihood in 4 VDCs of Dolakha district. The project activities were carried out in Mirge, Namdu, Jungu and Thulopatal (former) VDCs from 25th October to 1st November 2018. One of the main objectives of the workshop was to prepare Local Adaptation Plan of Action (LAPA), where 88 females were actively participating among 124 total participants.

Assessment of low power electric cooking

Assessment of low power electric cooking in Nepal project has successfully implemented in the Simlee, Rukum. With this pilot project, the benefits and drawbacks of the electric cooking have studied in the rural off-grid communities. Generally, women participation was more active and fuel switching from conventional fuels to modern fuels for cooking will reduce women’s workload, time burden and would improve their health.

Installation of solar powered cold storage

The team of PEEDA, DISAN Enterprises and Mukti Energy successfully installed the solar powered cold storage of 5 metric ton capacity in Ward no. 3 of Baiteshwor Rural Municipality, Dolakha. The villagers and local authority supported the team during the installation. The cold storage will also serve as collection center and would increase the market value of vegetable produced locally by the small farm holders. This project would not have been possible without generous support of WISIONS. 

Final round of Essay & Poem Competition in the issues related to climate change

PEEDA successfully conducted the final level of essay and poem competition on issues related to climate change wherein the students from project areas namely Namdu, Mirge, Jungu and Thulopatal participated. As far as the procedure of such competition is concerned, the competition was executed initially in three different schools each of Namdu, Mirge and Jungu respectively whereas in case of Jungu the competition was conducted in one of the school. The winners of this first round then participated in the second round thus the students participated in their respective project areas and there were winners of both essay and poem...