The project aims to use micro hydro power generated by a low head propeller turbine to demonstrate the feasibility of this clean energy technology in the Terai region of Nepal.
People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA)
In the Madi municipality of Nepal, over 90% of the population originates from the Tharu, Chepang or Dalit communities. The Nepalese government recognises all these groups as being under-privileged. The majority of people in the area depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and lack basic energy access. Without electricity and with little chance of grid electrification in the near future, they are mainly dependent on kerosene, with only a few households owning photovoltaic solar panels.
The specific objectives of the project are: