NRREP, SREP and the Waste to Energy Initiative
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 sucess and to address the growing problems of waste mangement, AEPC under its new programme- National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme (NRREP) Waste to Energy initiative also has been added under its Biogas Sub-Component's portfolio.
National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme is a multi-donor funded program implemented by AEPC for the community development through implementation of renewable energy programs. Click Here for more details on the program.
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).
The 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.
The World Bank under Scaling up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) is supporting Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) to develop market for large scale Commercial Biogas and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to energy projects in Nepal. Though Nepal has long experience in domestic biogas technologies, the large scale biogas is new area for Nepal. During last couple of years, the nodal agency for Renewable Energy Technologies in Nepal-Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) is striving to develop the market in the involvement of private sector and public sector organizations for such technologies in order to start new avenue in renewable energy sector in Nepal itself.
Waste to Energy Bazaar:
AEPC wants to promote waste to energy projects under the market led approach. For this, a trigger event 'Waste to Energy Bazaar' was organized on April 2013, with support from the World Bank.
The objective of Waste to Energy Bazaar was to harvest the most innovative ideas in converting waste to energy in Nepal. The BAZAAR EVENT brought together a variety of actors to promote knowledge sharing and forming networks with a view to enable the business and development community to participate in productive and inventive partnerships with significant potential for waste management, use of waste as a creative source of "renewable energy", as well as economic development.
For this, AEPC sought innovative project proposals from commercial sector business entities who were involved in generating energy from waste, or who were planning to do so in the near future.
Therefore, the event served as a platform for the Waste to Energy projects to get proper recognition in Nepal.