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Nepal Energy Efficiency Programme

Nepal Energy Efficiency Programme (NEEP) is being implemented to promote and realize energy efficiency in Nepal since 2010. The Nepali- German programme NEEP is implemented by the Ministry of Energy, Government of Nepal with technical assistance provided by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), acting on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). After completing its first phase in June 2014, NEEP continues to support improving the efficiency use of energy in Nepal in its second phase from July 2014 to June 2017. The programme assists with the introduction of market based energy efficiency services for the private and public sector. It also backs the development and introduction of performance for biomass based improved cooking stoves for rural households. Moreover, it provides direct advice and expertise to the government for the establishment of policy and institutional framework to foster energy efficiency in the country.... +Read More

Project Components
Along with growing prominence of energy efficiency in the country achieved in the past, the second phase of NEEP focuses on horizontal and vertical widening of the energy efficiency market. The Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) under the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as energy efficiency units at District Chamber of Commerce and Industry in various districts continue to provide energy efficiency services not only to industrial sectors but also to energy intensive public infrastructure. In addition to energy intensive industries, the services are provided to small scale industries and municipal infrastructures. For this, NEEP closely collaborates with the Nepal Electricity Authority and the Town Development Fund. Along with raising awareness among the stakeholders,...... +Read More



Three fourth of Nepal’s population still depends on biomass as the main source of energy for cooking and heating. The majority of them uses traditionally open fires or so called “3 stone stoves”. These are generally inefficient in terms of energy consumption and release harmful emissions affecting both human health and environment.Within the clean cooking component of NEEP, the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), together with the Renewable Energy Testing Station (RETS), is promoting quality improvements for clean cooking stoves. For this purpose,.... +Read More



The Policy component of the programme elaborates the significance of energy efficiency strategies. It is expected that the Energy Efficiency Strategy and Biomass Energy Strategy will be in place and be implemented within the next two years. Following the approval of the two strategies by the cabinet, the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of these strategies will be supported by the programme. The conceptualization and institutional set up of an energy efficiency entity within the Nepalese government structure is envisaged to mainstream the process of promoting energy efficiency in the country and to establish a much needed regulatory framework.....+Read More


AEPC to promote Energy Efficiency

The Government of Nepal has designated the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) as the energy efficiency entity of the Government of Nepal. The decision has been made...

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What is
Energy Efficiency?
Energy Efficiency, is the goal of efforts to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services.
(In short terms: Do more with less)
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