- Increase participants’ knowledge of hydropower generation projects in the region
- Encourage the sharing of experiences and the dissemination of best practices in the region
More than 70 local and international experts and government delegates came together in Kathmandu, Nepal at a GSEP skill-building workshop on hydropower generation development. The workshop was organized in partnership with the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the Nepalese Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI), and GSEP member companies Kansai Electric Power, EDF and Hydro-Québec. Participants shared experiences and lessons learned from other hydropower projects, with the purpose of assisting local project developers in identifying actions that will facilitate the development of hydropower projects in the country.
The Himalayan region has considerable hydropower potential that has not been fully exploited. Nepal is blessed with significant hydropower resources that have been estimated to be around 84,000 MW, of which 43,000 MW have been identified as economically viable. Although Nepal suffers from regular energy shortages, the available hydropower resources could provide a large surplus if strategically developed.
PARTICIPATING MEMBERS AND PARTNERS
- Kansai Electric Power
- Nepal Electricity Authority
- Nepalese Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation