OutCome & Impact
The SASEC Off-grid project impact will be increased electricity access in Nepal and the outcome will be enhanced renewable energy development.
SASEC off-grid project lies under the SASEC Nepal output number 3 and 4. The output number 3 will be mini-grid based renewable energy systems in off-grid areas of Nepal will be increased. This includes installation of up to total 4.3 MW of mini hydro-electric power plants and up to total 0.5 MW of mini-grid based solar or solar/wind hybrid systems, in selected rural communities, through the provision of (a) credit line of $5 million from ADB’s Special Funds to user communities for mini-hydro power plants and (b) a $10 million grant from the SCF administered by ADB. Similarly, output number 4 of SASEC off-grid project is capacity development supports to AEPC provided. The physical investments will be reinforced and supplemented by capacity building support to AEPC, including project management support, preparation support for rural electrification master plan and feasibility study of utility level wind farm, and parallel livelihood development activities in the project area.