Study on Establishment of Regional Center for AEPC/RERL


Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Ministry of Environment

Project Period

October 2011 to December 2011

Project Area


Service Area

Strategic Planning, Policy Infuencing

Cross Cutting Issues

Environment and Conservation (EC)

Renewable Energy (RE) for Rural Livelihood Programme (RERL) was jointly initiated by UNDP and the Alternate Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) on April 2011 after the completion of Rural Energy Development Program (REDP), same year on March. The program focused on consolidation of best practices learned from the past and scaling up renewable energy access with decentralized energy system for better linkage with the enterprise development and productive end uses.

The major objective of the RERL was to remove any barriers for effective implementation of RE in order to support and enhance the environmental, economic and social benefit of the rural people in Nepal. Unlike previous projects, RERL adopted a cluster approach of implementation in order to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the project output.

Key activities

The assessment was carried out to find the right approaches to establish Regional Offices of AEPC/RERL such that these regional offices are accessible to all the AEPC’s outreached districts and communities.

Services provided by SW Nepal

The study team reviewed the existing programme implementation modality and analyzed the present conditions with the Regional Offices in different regions. In doing so the firm consulted staffs from regional office associated to District Energy and Environment Section (DEES). The team also explored approaches and possible cost implications for RERL to establish four regional offices (RO) in Far Western Region, Mid Western Region, Central and Western Region and Eastern Region.