Nepal Micro Hydropower Development Association

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NMHDA organized Interaction Programme on its 21st AGM
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Int'l workshop on Micro Hydro in Kathmandu
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Exhibition cum International Workshop on Micro Hydro in November
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Renewable Energy Week 2014
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AEPC moves with NRREP
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Czech delegates visit Nepal, interest shown on REs
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AEPC is planning to shift to mini hydropower
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KU opens Turbine Testing Lab
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20 MW of electricity generating through mh: AEPC
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RREP workshop on perceptions on public, private partnership
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MH Introduction..
 

Micro hydropower plants also known as 'Micro Hydro', 'MH' and 'MHP' are installed in Nepal's remote hilly and mountainous areas. In context of Nepal, MH plant with installed capacity more than 10 kW to 100 kW are known as Micro Hydro. These are useful to provide electricity for lighting facility mainly. Agro-processing like; grinding, hulling, milling along with operating radio, TV, computers and some other end use are its benefits. Likewise, up to 10 kW capacity plants are called Pico Hydro and those greater than 100 kW to 1000 kW capacity are known as Mini Hydro.

Nepalís techno-entrepreneurs have gained immense of expertise in this technology as they are in this trade for around 40 years. They have expertise to carry out all services for feasibility study, survey, design, manufacturing of turbines other machines and equipment, installation, commissioning, and repair - maintenance required to micro hydropower plants. This technology has been successful to generate approximately 28 Mega Watt of electricity establishing 2900 MH plants of different size and capacity (data as on mid July 2012). Thus, electricity access to 350,000 households has been availed through electricity generated by MHPs.

Achievement in this technical expertise also have been appreciated abroad as services, materials and know how beyond the country have been extended. So as, Nepal had provided turbines, other equipments and parts including technical services to install and commission of MHPs to a number of countries.

Around 80 privately run firms/companies are there in this trade these days to render services to establish micro hydropower projects to generate more than 5000 kW of electricity annually in the country.

Nepal Micro Hydropower Development Association (NMHDA) was established in December 1992, by nine privately run micro hydropower development firms/companies as an umbrella organization of those dedicated to serve the nation with micro hydropower technology, skill and expertise. The Association is also supporting formulation of policies, plans and programmes to concerned agencies. Likewise, professional welfare is one of its objectives.

 
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Micro/Mini Hydropower Design Tools launched

authored by
Pushpa Chitrakar


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Appeal for support

Model Micro Hydropower Project at Pharping
aimed at training and studies


 
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NMHDA main activities
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Representation of private sector players of micro hydro sector.

2. Capacity enhancement activities – Training, Workshop, Seminar, Interactions, Publications

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Contact Us JalaShakti Published by NMHDA
   

 Nepal Micro Hydropower Development Association
GPO Box: 8975 EPC 5155
131 Shahid Shukra Marg (way to FNCCI) Teku, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone No.: (977 01) 4230678; 01 4231024 Fax No.: (977 01) 01 4231024
E-mail: nmhda@ntc.net.np  nmhda@microhydro.org.np
URL: www.microhydro.org.np 

 

 Jalashakti (The Micro Hydro magazine)
 Editor  :  Mr. Krishna Prasad Devkota
 Consulting Editor  :  Mr. Purna N. Ranjitkar
 Advisor  :  Mr. Surendra Bhakta Mathema
 Marketing and distribution  :
Ms. Sarmila Rayamajhi (Khadka)

         

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