Government Related OrganizationAlternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC)
Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) is a Government institution established on November 3, 1996 under the then Ministry of Science and Technology with the objective of developing and promoting renewable/alternative energy technologies in Nepal. Currently, it is under Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. It functions independently, and has a eleven member board with representatives from government sector, industry sector and non-governmental organizations.
Mission, Vision & Strategy
The mission of AEPC is to make renewable energy mainstream resource through increased access, knowledge and adaptability contributing for the improved living conditions of people in Nepal.
"An institution recognized as a regional/international example of promoting large-scale use of renewable energy sustainable and a national focal point for resource mobilization". The focus is to make AEPC recognized as an active institution promoting Renewable Energy Technology (RET) in the region.
The objectives of AEPC are as follows:
- To popularize and promote the use of alternative/renewable energy technology.
- To raise the living standard of the rural people.
- To protect the environment.
- To develop the commercially viable alternative energy industries in the country.
Organizational Structure Chart
- Qualified Local Partners Organizations and Kit Manufacturers of Improved Water Mill
- Qualified Companies - Consulting
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DEEU/DEES Contact Persons
District Environment, Energy and Climate Change Sections (DEECCSs) contact persons working under District Development Committee Offices.
Regional Service Centres (RSCs) and National Service Providers (NSPs)
|Name of RSCs/NSPs||Address||Contact||Working Districts|
|Rural Development Service Centre (RDSC)||RSC||Rajpur, Doti||094-440045||Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Darchula, Doti, Bajhang, Bajura, Achham, Kailali, Kanchanpur|
|Association for Social Transformation and Humanitrarian
Assistance (ASTHA) Nepal
|RSC||Surkhet||083-521192||Humla, Mugu, jumla, Jajarkot, Banke, Kalikot, Dailekh, Surkhet, Bardiya|
|Backward Society Education (BASE-Nepal)||RSC||Tulsipur, Dang||082-520055||Rukum, Salyan, Rolpa, Pyuthan, Dang, Dolpa, Argakhanchi|
|Dhaulagiri Community Resource Development Centre (DCRDC)||RSC||Upallachaur, Baglung||068-520249||Mustang, Kaski, Parbat, Syangja, Palpa, Gulmi, Magdi, Baglung, Kapilbastu, Rupendahi|
|Rural Empowerment Society (RESDTN)||RSC||Damauli, Tanahun||065-560539||Manang, Lamjung, Gorkha, Tanahun, Dhading, Chitwan, Makawanpur, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Nawalparasi|
|Resource Management and Rural Empowerment centre (REMREC)||RSC||Dhulikhel, Kavre||011-490021||Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kavre, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Solukhumbu, Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk|
|Renewable Energy Water Supply and Sanitation Promotion
|RSC||Chandranigapur, Rautahat||055-540574||Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Sindhuli|
|Sagarmatha Community development Centre (SCDC)||RSC||Biratnagar, Morang||021-420734||Dhanusa, Siraha, Saptari, Sunsari, Morang, Jhapa, Udayapur, Khotang|
|Namsaling Community Development Centre (NCDC)||RSC||Ilam||027-520411||Sankhuwasabha, Bhojpur, Dhankuta, Taplejung, Terathum, Panchthar, Illam|
|Gramin Urja Tatha Prabidhi Sewa Kendra Pvt. Ltd. (RETSC)||NSP||Kumaripati, Lalitpur||01-5008536||All|
|Biogas sector Partnership- Nepal (BSP) and
Nepal Biogas Promotion Association (NBPA)
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Roles and Responsibilities
AEPC was set up to promote the use of alternative/renewable energy technologies to meet the energy needs in Nepal. Acting as an intermediary institution between the operational level NGOs/private promoters of renewable energy and the policy decision levels in relevant ministries, AEPC's activities include renewable energy policy formulation, planning and facilitating the implementation of the policies/plans.
The main roles and responsibilities of AEPC are as follows:
- Short, medium and long term policy and plan formulation.
- Promotion of RET development programmes.
- Standardization, quality assurance and monitoring.
- Service and support.
- Subsidy and financial assistance delivery.
- Co-ordination with various government organization, development partners, NGOs/INGOs and private sector.
- Monitoring, evaluation and quality control,
- Strengthening AEPC and its partners.
Board Members of AEPC
AEPC is governed by Alternative Energy Promotion Development Board with 11 Members representative from following different organizations:
|Minister, Ministry of Science, Technology adn Environment||Chairperson|
|State Minister, Ministry of Science, Technology adn Environment||Co-Chairperson|
|Member, National Planning Commission (Energy Sector)||Vice-Chairperson|
|Secretary, Ministry of Environment||Member|
|Representative (Gaz. 1st Class Officer), Ministry of Energy||Member|
|Representative (Gaz. 1st Class Officer), Ministry of Finance||Member|
|Representative (Gaz. 1st Class Officer), Ministry of Local Development||Member|
|One Representative from among the Financial Institutions, Micro Finance||Member|
|One Representative from among INGO/NGO working in the RET||Member|
|One Representative from among Companies working in MHP, Solar Energy, Biogas Sectors (Organizations/Private Sector)||Member|
|Executive Director, AEPC||Member-Secretary|
National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP)
AEPC has hosted different project interventions through support from development partners in the past. Especially, the second phase of the Energy Sector Assistance Program (ESAP II) financed by the GoN, Danida, DfID, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KfW and SNV followed a more coherent and coordinated approach that led towards realization of the need of a more coordinated sector development. As its result, in 2011, the GoN and development partners (Danida, DfID, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KfW, SNV and UNDP) jointly agreed to support formulation of a National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP),that it will be a single programme modality in which there will no other programmes or projects funded outside the NRREP and where the GoN has committed itself to reform the subsidy system and finance a higher portion of the subsidies for Renewable Energy Technologies(RET).
The single programme modality implies that the GoN/AEPC will commit to include all future programmes and projects under NRREP where AEPC is the executing partner. The aim is that a number of additional Development Partners (including, but not limited to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank) can sign up to the NRREP in future in support of the objectives and outputs of NRREP, and follow the overall managerial structure of NRREP in order to avoid parallelimplementation structures.
Development Objective of NRREP
The development objective of the National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP) is to improve the living standard of rural women and men, increase employment of women and men as well as productivity, reduce dependency on traditional energy and attain sustainable development through integrating the alternative energy with the socioeconomic activities of women and men in rural communities.
Strong Poverty Reduction Focus of NRREP
NRREP has a clear emphasis on effectively reaching out to the more remote and poorest part of the country, it will apply demand led approaches actively involving beneficiaries in decision making, and support use of energy for productive purposes leading to income and employment increase in rural areas, and it has mainstreamed Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) into the programme at all levels.
GESI mainstreaming is done by including it in the development objective, each of the immediate objectives, in relevant outputs and activities, in indicators and targets as well as in monitoring. It is expected that the Government of Nepal (GoN) will mainstream GESI in the energy sector through providing equal access to and control of renewable energy technologies (RET) for increasing contributions to rural women and men towards economic growth. This will be in line with the GoN commitment to mainstream GESI and empowerment of women in the interim 3 year (2010-2013) plan.
Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL)
The Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL) is implemented from 1 April 2011 upon the successful completion of the Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP) with main focus on enhancing rural livelihood. It is a joint project of Government of Nepal, United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank. The objective of the programme is to increase equitable access to energy services expanded for the poor women and socially excluded groups. One of the intended outputs of the RERL is to use the lessons and best practices of REDP and other experiences for design of new model pertaining to livelihood promotion and poverty alleviation in Nepal. In addition, RERL supports to Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) for implementing the Rural Energy Policy 2006 in conjunction with the local level environment mainstreaming following the decentralized rural energy planning and management.
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