NRREP, SREP and the Extended Biogas Project
Nepal is known for its house hold size biogas plant implementation. Nepal has been successful in installing more than 3,00 thousand biogas plants. Learning from this success and to address the growing problems of waste management, AEPC under its new programme - National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP) a focus on large scale biogas plants has also been added under its Biogas Sub-Component's portfolio. NRREP is a multi-donor funded program implemented by AEPC for community development through implementation of renewable energy programs.
The Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) is a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), which is one of two funds within the framework of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). SREP was established to scale up the deployment of renewable energy solutions and expand renewables markets in the world’s poorest countries. It aims to pilot and demonstrate the economic, social, and environmental viability of low carbon development pathways.
Extended Biogas Project:
The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) is working to develop a market for large scale Commercial and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) biogas projects in Nepal supported by the World Bank under the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program (SREP). Though Nepal has long experience in domestic biogas technologies, the large scale biogas is new area for Nepal. During the last couple of years, as the nodal agency for Renewable Energy Technologies in Nepal - Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) is striving to develop the market through the involvement of private sector and public sector organizations for such technologies in order to create a new avenue in the renewable energy sector in Nepal itself.