About Micro Hydro Program

Energy production from small rivers and rivulets having capacity up to 500 KW is called micro hydropower in Nepal. Schemes ranging from 1 KW to 5 KW are classified as Pico hydropower. Similarly, 6 KW to 500 KW schemes are called Micro hydropower. Nepal's hydro power potential is estimated to be about 83,000 MW, of which about 43,000 MW is assumed to be economically feasible. However these figures relates mainly to large-scale hydro power development. Study reports show that 63 out of 75 districts have the potential for hydro power generation. Due to various reasons, government's focus on hydro power development in Nepal has been on development of large hydro power only.  The focus on micro hydro power came only at later stage with starting of subsidy on electrical parts by government and through Agricultrual Development Bank-Nepal (ADB/N) in late eighties.

DCRDC has been working in Baglung, Parbat, Myagdi and Kaski district for the promotion of micro hydropower.
Objective of Microhydro The development objectives of the Energy Sector Assistance Programme in Phase II, which is common to all components, is: The living conditions of the rural population improved through enhanced access and affordability to rural energy solutions that are efficient, environment-friendly and that address social justice. The Component has the following two immediate objectives:
1. Enhanced sectoral framework for policy formulation, strategy development, planning, programme implementation, and harmonization of on- and off-grid rural electrification at national and local level.
2. Increased and sustainable access to and use of electricity in rural areas.
nergy production from small rivers and rivulets having capacity up to 500 KW is called micro hydropower in Nepal. Schemes ranging from 1 KW to 5 KW are classified as Pico hydropower. Similarly, 6 KW to 500 KW schemes are called Micro hydropower. Read More
DCRDC has started to work in the Improved Cook Stove (ICS) program since 2003 August with support from AEPC/ESAP. DCRDC has been working with Baglung, Parbat, Myagdi and Kaski districts
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Dhaulagiri Community Resource Development Center (DCRDC), Baglung was started to work rural drinking water and sanitation sector since 1996 in Baglung, Parvat, Myagdi and Kaski of western region in partnership with RWSSFDB, Kathmandu.
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