Technical Scenario for 100% Renewable Energy in Nepal by 2050: Possible Transition Pathways for NDC & LTS Implementation

Posted on 13 April 2023

WWF Nepal and Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC), with the engagement of energy stakeholders has prepared a “Technical Scenario for 100% Renewable Energy in Nepal by 2050: Possible Transition Pathways for NDC & LTS Implementation”.  The document was launched in presence of government, non-government, academia and other relevant stakeholders on April 10, 2023 at Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat, Kathmandu.

This report has presented three scenarios-
i. Reference scenario that assumes no technical interventions till 2050 with medium economic growth rate,
ii. with the existing measures i.e., intervention measures specified in the plans and policies implemented and adopted up to 2020, and
iii. Nepal 1.5 °C scenario that is built on the framework of targets and assumptions that accelerate rapid uptake of renewable energy (RE) technologies mainly in electricity, heating, and transportation sector.

It is expected to be a crucial tool for decision-makers, planners, government agencies, researchers and advocates to promote a clean energy mix in the country.

The Technical Scenario has been prepared under the project- Multi-Actor Partnership (MAPs) for Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) with 100% Renewable Energy (RE) for All in the Global South (in short MAPs for 100% RE). The MAPs for 100% RE is a three-year project commencing from 2020. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ), the project aims to introduce and consolidate multi actor partnerships across varied stakeholders – government, civil society, business and academia – with a vision of transitioning towards a 100% renewable energy scenario in Nepal, Vietnam and Uganda.

This document is developed in close cooperation with WWF Germany, World Future Council, Brot für die Welt, and with members of MAP Platform formed under the MAPs for 100% RE project.

Report launch by Dinesh Kumar Ghimire, Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Nawa Raj Dhakal, Acting Executive Director, Alternative Energy and Promotion, Sharad Pangeni, Undersecretary, Ministry of Forest and Environment, Jeebachh Mandal, D.D.G., Dept. of Electricity Development, and Dr. Ghana Shyam Gurung, Country Representative, WWF Nepal
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