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›› Programme Sustainability and Transition Action Plan for RERL (2011 -2012)

The approaches and modalities of RET development evolved during the years of implementation of REDP which needs to be internalised for the benefit of Nepalese society. The exit strategy of the programme should facilitate the transformation of REDP supported best practices and modules into new programmes that can ensure the long term sustainability of the programme components, their expansion and replications by building capacity of the institutions operating at different levels of hierarchy from macro (central), meso (district level) to the micro (village level).

  1. Continue UNDP participation to meet the target of 4.25 MW from 2010-2012 as agreed with The World Bank: The government of Nepal in TYP has given top priority to renewable energy development. The development of micro-hydro has been considered as one of the main component of the alternative energy development plan of the government. During the TYP, the target is to install 15 MW of micro hydro. Meeting the target of 4.25 MW during 2010-2012 as agreed with World Bank is critically important for meeting the TYP target. The target of RERL for the period 2011-2012 is to provide non-subsidy support, as during REDP III, to get 4.25 MW installed.

  2. Detailed study and analysis for rural energy institutionalization and sustainable operation: For the long term sustainability of the program operation institutionalization of best practices within the existing organization of permanent structure is necessary. For this, a study of the already created and functional institutions like the DEES/DEEU at DDC level, RE Service Centers, AEPC established institutions at the regional levels needs to be carried out. How these institutions/organizations remain actively functional when REDP/RERL/ESAP will not remain in existence will be important to investigate during the period. It will be important to focus on how these institutions/organizations can be internalized in the GoN/AEPC governmental framework.

  3. Institutional capacity strengthening of GoN/AEPC for creating an environment for further expansion and replication of proven modalities of rural energy development: AEPC as a nodal agency of the governmental institution for the development of renewable energy technology should have strong and appropriate institutional framework. Based on AEPC's SOD this program aims to support AEPC to take full lead on RE sector promotion and implementation. There is a need to review and tailor the SOD based on the current country context and federal structure.

  4. Support AEPC/MOEnv for harmonization of policies and approaches that will create basis to graduate to sector wide approach in renewable energy sector: Support to renewable energy development has been the agenda of various bilateral and multilateral development agencies. Since government of Nepal has not followed sector wide approach in energy sector, AEPC currently follows a "Pigeon hole approach", which sometime creates confusion and overlaps between similar RE projects. Hence, the program aims to support AEPC to build harmonization approach among donors and RE projects in the short term and into a SWAP approach in the long term. Therefore, the activities that result in harmonization of policies and approaches concerned with the development of renewable energy technology leading to SWAP will be considered for implementation.

  5. Concentration of activities in main program districts: During the (2011-2012) RERL should concentrate in main REDP program district and engage in activities that adds new value to its work. The 26 program districts will focus on energy generation as well as strong livelihood activities. In other districts, only technical assistance will continued.

  6. Institutional restructuring of REDP in line with future program support framework: The institutional restructuring of REDP should be consistent with the national plans and policies and AEPC's SOD. While doing restructuring, institutions that have helped to mobilize communities, strengthened local bodies, institutionalize decentralized planning, that have become instrumental to bring power to the people should be protected and internalized within government and civil society. Mainstreaming of the 'best practices' of REDP shall be done at all levels (central, district and community levels) for which specific indicators will be established. The institutional restructuring should also be consistent with the future administrative structure of Nepal.

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