GSEP workshop supports Nepal's efforts to develop wind energy potential

September 4, 2013

The GSEP, in collaboration with the Nepalese government’s Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) and MIT Solutions (P), is running a workshop on the planning and development of wind energy projects in Kathmandu, Nepal from September 1-6, 2013.

Led by GSEP member State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and its China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI), the workshop directly supports Nepal’s efforts to develops its wind energy potential. The country is in the early stage of establishing policy frameworks for the promotion and development of wind energy. As part of the government’s target of increasing the share of renewable energies in the energy supply to 10% in the next 20 years, AEPC is planning to upscale the implementation of wind turbine installation in the country. This workshop contributes to enhance the country’s capacity to plan, develop and implement wind energy sector projects, helping different stakeholder improve their understanding of Nepal’s wind energy potential.

The workshop was attended by 33 participants from different regions of Nepal, and featured the participation of representatives from the Asian Development Bank and the Secretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Nepal, Dr. Somlal Subedi. In his opening speech, Dr. Subedi remarked that he is "hopeful that this training workshop becomes a milestone for creating competent and creative human capacity in this sector by creating synergy among all stakeholders".

The workshop was proposed by Suraj Baral, recipient of the GSEP’s scholarship in 2006. Suraj is the founder and Managing Director of development and management consulting firm, MIT Solutions (P) Ltd,  in Nepal that provides out of the box solutions that are reliable and efficient for realizing sustainable growth and development in the country.