Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL) Project


What is Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL) Project?

RERL is a joint project of UNDP and the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) of the Government of Nepal. It provides technical support to implement the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Project Off Grid Component funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) which aims to increase electricity access in rural Nepal by installing 4.3MW MHP and 0.5MW SMG with 20% capacity utilized in productive uses and mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion.

Who funds this?

The Government of Nepal, UNDP and ADB

Where does it work?

It is working in selected municipalities of Baitadi, Kailali, Surkhet, Mugu, Jumla, Rukum, Rolpa, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Solukhumbu, Morang, Panchthar and Taplejung districts.

How many people will be benefitted through this project?

30,500 households (143,350 people) will directly benefit from access to electricity.

Who are the collaborating partners of this project?

Alternative Energy Promotion Centre of Government of Nepal, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, Provincial Governments, Municipalities and Beneficiary Cooperatives and Company

What are the major achievements/results expected form this project during its project cycle?

Additional 30,500 households connected to energy servicesAt 20% of the generated power is utilized in economic activitiesCapacity of stakeholders for smooth operation of the projects and AEPC and other governmental agencies for scaling up RE solutions in Nepal developed


How can we contact project?

Contact National Programme Manager Mr. Satish Gautam at OR visit for more information