Development Partners meeting on July 26, 2022, organized by Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and supported by Nepal Renewable Energy Programme (NREP), centred around financing sustainable energy projects, showcasing recent progress of Sustainable Energy Challenge Fund (SECF) and discussion on government’s Last Mile Electrification program.
Nawa Raj Dhakal, Deputy Executive Director at AEPC, and Prem Sagar Subedi, Deputy Team Leader at NREP, jointly presented the SECF mechanism, its funding windows, achievements, and future plans. The presentation showcased the achievement of SECF to invest in nine Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) projects with many others in various stages of development. The recent decision for SECF to receive concept notes for DRE projects from all provinces of Nepal was also shared with the participants.
Chaitanya Prakash Chaudhary, Senior Officer at AEPC, presented the Government’s Last Mile Electrification plan to electrify the very remote and sparsely distributed households via renewable energy sources, such as Solar Home System and Mini Grids.
The meeting promises to serve as an important step for exploring different ways of collaboration among development partners to achieve impact in the renewable energy sector.