Study Tour and Visits for Hydropower and Renewable Energy Leaders

May 7-11, 2018, Washington, DC

A 5 days study tour is designed for investors and executive management of Nepal’s Hydropower industry.  They will attend meeting with Energy Sector at World Bank, a number of consulting companies and potential investors from Nepali diaspora.

Hydropower in Nepal

(Source: Website of Independent Power Producers’ Association, Nepal (IPPAN), a member organization of FNCCI)

Nepal has a huge hydropower potential. In fact, the perennial nature of Nepali rivers and the steep gradient of the country’s topography provide ideal conditions for the development of some of the world’s largest hydroelectric projects in Nepal. Current estimates are that Nepal has approximately 40,000 MW of economically feasible hydropower potential. However, the present situation is that Nepal has developed only approximately 600 MW of hydropower. Therefore, bulk of the economically feasible generation has not been realized yet. Besides, the multipurpose, secondary and tertiary benefits have not been realized from the development of its rivers.

Although bestowed with tremendous hydropower resources, only about 40% of Nepal’s population has access to electricity. Most of the power plants in Nepal are run-of-river type with energy available in excess of the in-country demand during the monsoon season and deficit during the dry season.

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