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The component "Policy" aims at further improving the political framework conditions for implementing measures for energy efficiency and saving. Following the adoption of the NEEP supported biomass energy strategy and the policy decision for promoting sugarcane cogeneration, the Government of Nepal recently developed and adopted the National Energy Efficiency Strategy 2019. Recently, the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) has been designated as the first energy efficiency entity of the Government of Nepal. AEPC is tasked to promote energy efficiency in Nepal and coordinate between national institutions and stakeholders involved in the field of energy efficiency. As the next steps in institutionalizing energy efficiency in the country, the Nepalese government is preparing a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) and an energy efficiency and conservation bill.


Implementing Agencies & Contact Persons

Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Ms. Pratibha Manandhar

Dr. Narayan P. Chaulagain

Cooperating Partners

Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC)

Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS)

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)

Department of Electricity Development (DoED)



The policy frameworks for implementing energy efficiency and energy conservation measures are improved.


The followings are major indicators of the component:

  1. The final draft of the order to create an institution for the promotion of energy efficiency and energy conservation has been submitted to the Ministry of Energy for presentation to the cabinet.
  2. A National Energy Efficiency Action Plan has been submitted to the Ministry of Energy for presentation to the cabinet.
  3. An initial draft law on energy efficiency and energy conservation has been submitted to the Ministry of Energy for comments.

Major Activities

The followings are the major activities of the component:

  1. Develop an NEEAP that is tailored to relevant national plans (Energy Crisis Plan, National Energy Efficiency Strategy).
  2. Draw up an energy conservation law.
  3. Carry out capacity development in energy efficiency for relevant institutions.
  4. Produce the key documents required for forming an institution to promote energy efficiency and energy conservation.


Presentations of the "International Seminar of Energy Efficiency", Kathmandu

  1. Deepak Kharal (WECS) - Energy Efficiency Initiatives in Nepal
  2. Albrecht Kaupp - Energy Efficiency Policies
  3. Amrit Man Nakarmi - Energy Planning and Policy Analysis Nepal
  4. Harald Hoeflich - Energy Efficiency Policies in Germany and Europe
  5. Jens Burgtorf (IGEN) - Energy Efficiency Initiatives in India

Energy Related Policy Documents:

  1. MoEn_Electricity Water Ressource Act 2049 (1993) - English
  2. MoEn_Electricity Water Ressource Act 2049 (1993) - Nepali
  3. MoEn_Electricity Regulation 2050 (1994) - English
  4. WECS_Hydropower Development Policy 2058 (2001) - English
  5. WECS_Hydropower Development Policy 2049 (1993) - English
  6. WECS_National Water Plan 2061 (2005) - English
  7. NPC_Three Year Plan 2070/71-2072/73 - Nepali
  8. WECS_Enegery Sector Synopsis Report 2066 (2010) - English
  9. Water Resources Strategy 2058 (2002) (Executive Summary) - English
  10. Water Resources Act 2049 (1993) - English

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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