Energy Efficiency Economics & Markets

Nepal NEA Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Project

Client: The World Bank

This project identified energy efficiency (EE) and Demand Side Management (DSM) potential for this rapidly growing country. The objectives of this study included conducting a detailed diagnostic analysis of existing supply and demand situation to identify potential energy efficiency and DSM options with a cost benefit analysis. Extensive analysis of the current load profile of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) by customer class was undertaken. EnergyConsult also undertook a detailed end-user load survey to develop end-use, segment and sector load shape profiles. The NEA staff were trained to maintain and update these profiles. The study developed a detailed EE/DSM action plan for the national utility to target and gradually implement EE/DSM programs while strengthening its capacity to do so without intensive foreign assistance.