Government of Nepal
Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation

Alternative Energy Promotion Centre

Making Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Mainstream Supply in Nepal
Nepal Private Sector-Led Mini Grid Energy Access Project (MGEAP)

AEPC is executing a project “Promotion of Solar Energy in Rural and Semi-urban Regions of Nepal” with Financial Cooperation (FC) from the Federal Government of Germany through KFW Development Bank. The main objective of the project is to increase the supply of solar electricity and reduce CO2 emissions through investments in on-grid (solar rooftop systems) and off-grid (solar irrigation pumps and solar mini-grids) Photovoltaic (PV) systems. Grant Support for the project from the Federal Government of Germany through KFW Development Bank is 9 million Euro.

The project has been started from March 2023 for the project period of 3.5 years. There are three components of the project i.e. On-grid component which includes Solar Rooftop with 15 MW target and Off-grid component which includes Solar Irrigation Pump (SIP) with 226 nos. (600 kWp) target, 400 kWp (10 nos.) Solar Mini Grid (SMG) and Accompanying Measures (Capacity Building) activities.

The Project is being implemented by the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) established by AEPC with the financial cooperation from the KFW. The PIU has been implementing the project with the support from Tractebel Engineering GmbH as Project Implementation Consultant (PIC). The PIU is responsible to implement the subprojects including the accompanying measures at the national and sub-national level.