Institutional Support Sub Component is strategically placed within NRREP to work towards ensuring the sustainable growth of overall renewable energy sector in Nepal. It is responsible for the sound and efficient use of NRREP resources towards meeting the five years NRREP targets and objective and also instrumental in institutional strengthening of AEPC, related government agencies, private sectors and civil society organisations by promoting decentralized energy planning process in District Development Committees through its support to District Energy and Environment Units and establishing Regional Service Centres and National Technical Service Providers and capacitating them in renewable energy technology promotion and expansion.
Major Areas of Work
ISSC’s priority areas of fall under the below mentioned broad heading and interrelated themes
ISSC takes care of the entire budget and planning cycle of NRREP and provides both the preliminary and final budget ceiling to all components and units of NRREP. It receives the final detail work plans and budgets for all the components and sub-components for review to ensure that they comply with the overall budget plan. ISSC further investigates for any significant deviations or changes in the work plans and follows up with the respective components/units for timely adjustments to maintain the budgetary disciplines.
Strategic Planning and Improving Renewable Energy Policy Responses:
The ISSC oversees the overall renewable energy sector development. There are needs to improve both access and quality of energy services to both the rural and urban households in Nepal. Alongside, there are also challenges to identify resources streams and need to address government and development partners’ priorities. Considering the fact that the prevailing circumstances and the decision AEPC takes today will have its impact on the future growth of RE sector in Nepal, ISSC highly priorities planning process based on strategic thinking. It engages in achieving the AEPC’s vision and designing strategies that allow the institution to take advantage of existing opportunities arising from the national and international RE policy debates, discourses and priorities and to adjust to the changing circumstances.
Institutional Strengthening and Human Resource Development:
Institutional Strengthening is a qualitative endeavor ISSC prioritizes in all the level of AEPC starting from promotion, expansion, development of RE products and service delivery. It also closely works with other government agencies, development partners and other national and international stakeholders for the RE sector growth.
Alongside, ISSC believes in the full engagement of NRREP workforce to achieve its targets and mandates. It manages to identify the capacity gaps within NRREP workforces and alongside trains and motivates them by identifying ways to excel and enhance their skills and knowledge base to maintain and ensure the wide range of skills and excellence within AEPC.