Renewable Energy for Local Governments

Renewable Energy for Local Governments

Renewable energy experts emphasised need of collaboration of local authorities and experts including professionals to ease out the local governments to implement renewable energy technologies. The federal government, provincial governments and other stakeholders also have to extend cooperation towards the efforts to provide access to all citizens of wherever they live in the country. The event was organised on Monday July 29, 2019 in Lalitpur . The programme was jointly organized by Renewable Energy Confederation of Nepal (RECON) and Centre for Rural Technology Nepal to discuss and share knowledge with the chairperson and leading officials of NARMIN.
On the occasion, Former Minister Er. Ganesh Shah said that efforts should be made for the noble cause of providing access of modern energy to people. Modern technologies as well as traditional practices should be implemented with wider home works. Renewable energy technologies should be able to contribute in agricultural development so as irrigation facilities would be well available. For irrigation Solar PV Pumping Systems have been promoted successfully. Likewise, bio-fertiliser should be promoted to reduce import and use of chemical fertiliser. Large bio-gas plants should be developed to produce larger amount of bio-fertiliser. Modern energy needed for micro, small and cottage industries in the rural setting also well considered so as expenses in the firewood or imported fuel could be checked. Employment and economy will also be increased. He also stressed on important role of quality human resources to develop for the desired results.
Mr. Guna Raj Dhakal, chairperson of RECON, expressed that RECON and its affiliated associations, experts and professionals are ready to provide assistance to NARMIN in formulating RE Policy for local governments so as promotion of renewable energy technologies should take smooth speed. The consortium lead by CRT-N for Green and Inclusive Energy Programme also known as GIE Nepal Project supported by Hivoc and Enegia has been successfully working in lobby and advocacy to influence leaders, policy makers and planners, he added.
Mr. Ganesh Ram Shrestha, Executive Director of CRT-N said CRT-N has been working for the promotion of technologies. He advised for best experiences to be taken into consideration so as renewable energy technologies bring result in women, disables, marginalised and poor people to uplift living quality. GIE Nepal Project has been successfully carrying out various knowledge sharing programmes as lobby and advocacy activities. He also informed that CRT-N has been conducting Eco Village Development programme for the second phase after successfully conducting the first phase programme.
NARMIN vice president Ms. Menuka Kafle, on the occasion, said the rural municipalities are expecting technical know and administrating the programmes properly. They are expecting wider cooperation from federal and provincial governments. Renewable energy technologies are useful to the people and quality products, services and handling skill are key elements to well functionalise. Therefore collaboration with RECON will be highly productive.
Mr. Banshi Lal Tamang, General Secretary of NARMIN also stressed the need of collaborating with RECON and other institutions for renewable energy technologies to implement for the benefit of the people. Therefore, organisations equipped with expertise can work together with NARMIN in formulating plans, policies and better human resource to handle the programmes.
Mr. Krishna Chandra Poudel, senior officer at Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) mentioned that AEPC has been developing programmes to work with provincial and local governments to provide technical and financial supports so as electricity at off-grid locations will be available. So far AEPC had completed a number of programmes successfully. The centre is also carrying out various programmes of Micro/Mini Hydro, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Bio-gas, Improved Cook Stoves and Wind energy in different scales and in improvised modalities. The programmes include joint projects with municipalities and rural municipalities.
Energy experts Mr. Vishwa Bhushan Amatya, Dr. Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Er. Nabin Bhujel, entrepreneur Mr. Kushal Gurung, President of Nepal Micro Hydropower Development Association Er. Krishna Prasad Devkota, President of National Association of Community Electricity Users-Nepal Mr. Narayan Gyawali also spoke on various aspects of renewable energy technologies to the people of rural and remote locations.
The programme was presided over by Mr. Guna Raj Dhakal, chairperson of RECON and Dr. Purushottam Shrestha, Sr. Director of CRT-N and Ms. Sadikshya Aryal, Programme Manager of RECON presented the working subject matters through power point presentation. Likewise, programme was conducted by General Secreatry of RECON Mr. Padam Dulal.

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