Nepal Energy Foundation

Enhancing Energy Management of Community Electrification through Technological and Policy Research

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. Technical parameters for SLREC’s energy losses are analyzed, potential areas of improvement in operational efficiency are recommended, solutions for loss reduction are recommended, and technological solutions are designed and implemented in pilot basis for electricity bill payment through the research project. It has been expected that the results and conclusion of this research project will be a valuable input for enhancement of community rural electrification management practices.