Bank Training on Mini-Hydropower Financing

This workshop aims to enhance Nepal commercial banks' understanding of inherent financial and technical features of mini-hydropower projects to build their capacity in evaluating mini-hydropower loan proposals. The long-term intended outcome is increased commercial lending for off-grid and community-owned renewable energy systems.

The two-day workshop is a joint activity between Asian Development Bank and the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC). It. consists of five sessions that will discuss technical and financial aspects of mini-hydropower projects. On the first day will be a presentation of enabling government policies and programs for developing off-grid renewable energy systems, including subsidies extended by the government. Sessions will discuss components of mini-hydropower facilities, resource assessment, and financial modelling to correlate technical design with costs and projected returns. A case study and financial model learning tool, based on an existing mini-hydropower plant, will be developed to facilitate learning and echoing to peers. 

On the second day will be a discussion on associated risks and the existing instruments and strategies to mitigate these risks. The concluding session will facilitate interaction among banks and five SASEC mini-hydropower project developers who are raising funds. Throughout the workshop, successful mini-hydropower projects will be featured to highlight best practices, innovative business models, as well as challenges in developing and operating off-grid facilities.

Resha Piya
Winrock International
Santosh Rai
Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC)
Ram Prasad Dhital
Executive Director
Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC)
Pushkar Manandhar
Project Officer (Energy)
Asian Development Bank
Krishna Nepal
General Manager
Salleri Chialsa Electricity Co (SCECO)
Narayan Khadka
Khimti Rural Electricity Cooperative
Badri Nath Baral
Acting Director
Winrock International, Nepal
British Singh
Mini Hydro Expert
Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC)
Tilak Limbu
Mini Hydropower Expert
Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL)
Mukhtor Khamudkhanov
Country Director for Nepal
Asian Development Bank
Umesh Acharya
Energy Finance Expert
Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL)

Event Details

January 17, 2018 5:30PM, Wednesday
January 18, 2018 5:00PM, Thursday
Club Himalaya
Nagarkot 44812 Nepal


Renewable Energy

Energy Access

Bank Capacity Building

Commercial Banks

Resha Piya
[email protected]

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