Nepal Energy Foundation

Advocacy for ensuring energy justice and sustainable energy to vulnerable groups and marginalized communities in Nepal

The project was funded by Siemenpuu Foundation and had the duration starting from June 2020 till August 2021. The project focused on sensitizing the national policy makers for formulation of appropriate legislation which can ensure energy justice and sustainable energy to the vulnerable groups and marginalized communities. Sensitizing the government and policy makers on energy justice was the major intervention of the project.

Enhancing Energy Management of Community Electrification through Technological and Policy Research

This is a research project of 3 years starting from December 2017 and ending in November 2020. The project is jointly conducted by NEF and South Lalitpur Rural Electric Cooperative Ltd. (SLREC) with support from Energize Nepal Project – Kathmandu University. Aim of the project is to increase organizational effectiveness of Community Rural Electric Entities (CREEs), taking case of SLREC.

Development of Electric Stove Standard and Standard Implementation Strategy in Nepal

The assignment was led by Nepal Energy Foundation in collaboration with CLASP, with the financial support from United Nations Foundation / Clean Cooking Alliance (formerly, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves). Project duration is of 1 year starting from January -December 2018. Two phases of the project are: Phase I – Standard Development for Electric Stoves, and Phase II – Preparation of Implementation Strategy. Electric Stove Standard is a national document endorsed and owned by Government of Nepal / Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology.

Discussion on Problems and Challenges of Electricity Distribution System Reforms in Nepal

To facilitate the reform process of electricity distribution, a preliminary discussion program was organized by Nepal Energy Foundation in collaboration with Niti Foundation on 27th January 2019, which convened experts of the electricity sector to share ideas on problems, challenges, and way forward for the electricity distribution system in Nepal.

Workshop on Role of Women in Household Energy Efficiency

On 27th July 2018, the workshop was conducted in partnership with Centre for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, and Women Network for Energy and Environment- Nepal (WoNEE) and the aim of workshop was to provide information about energy efficiency to women, with the objective of promoting household Energy Efficiency by women. Selected experts of energy sector, and the participants from and invited by WoNEE took part in the workshop.

Renewable Energy Training to Women

Two trainings were conducted in April 2018 under this activity, one in Bara and one in Kathmandu in financial support from AEPC and collaboration with WoNEE. Aim of the training was to provide knowledge of renewable energy, electrical safety, role of civil society in energy sector, productive use of energy, and energy efficiency (conservation) among the women of different districts.

Research on “Green and Inclusive Energy in Nepal”

Green and Inclusive Energy (GIE) is a five-year strategic partnership of Hivos with the Dutch government, & launched in 2016. This is an advocacy & and lobby program funded by Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which aims to support a transition towards green and inclusive energy systems not only to better meet the energy access needs of the poor and reduce climate change, but also lead to improvement in the family health, food supplies, income and opportunities for women in order to allow them to participate more productively politically, socially and economically. NEF had conducted research on “Green and Inclusive Energy in Nepal” with the support from Practical Action. Major objective of this research project was to generate qualitative and quantitative empirical evidences for informed policy making process in energy sector which will be used to implement effective lobby and advocacy strategy and intervention in energy policy making process. The project started from September 2017 and ended on December 2017.