Activities

Current Projects

Understanding the Manufacturing and Upscaling Potential of E-Cooking Stoves in Nepal

The main objective of this research is to establish a pathway that facilitates production of e-cookers in Nepal. The project is funded by WWF Nepal. The specific objectives are: • Identify and examine successful cases of production of e-cookers devices globally and locally • Identify key potential stakeholders in e-cooking...

Improving access to energy through installation of 5 kW solar-wind hybrid system and proper energy planning in Lo Manthang, Mustang, Nepal

PEEDA in collaboration with Energy, Environment, Research and Development Center (EERDC) implemented this project, funded by Siemenpuu Foundation, Finland. The project aimed to electrify 45 households in Kimling village, and provide operation and maintenance training to the local technicians. Besides that, the project also focused on developing a Municipal Energy...

Previous Projects

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...