The National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP) is implimented from 16 July, 2012 for five years. The development objective of the 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.
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.