DfID-funded Nepal Renewable Energy Programme (NREP) is a 4.5-year, £18m programme that commenced in February 2019. The Programme will operate in Provinces 2 and 5, and Karnali—in line with federalism which gives sub-national governments more autonomy and authority. NREP was designed to support the Government of Nepal and the private sector plan and invest in renewable, sustainable energy resulting in economic growth, poverty reduction and climate-smart development in communities across Nepal.
NREP’s primary public sector partner is the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), a Federal government institution under the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation. AEPC’s objective is developing and promoting renewable, alternative energy technologies in Nepal through increased access, knowledge and adaptability contributing to the improved living conditions of people in Nepal.