To expand the knowledge base among technically sound, but managerially and financially weak, MHPs to ensure their sustainable commercial operation
In Nepal, micro-hydro power generation is already widespread. Nevertheless, challenges such as poor management, weak technical skills and poor financial operation prevent community-owned micro-hydro plants (MHPs) from making a lasting impact on people’s livelihoods. The aims of the exchange activities are:
- To expand the knowledge base among technically sound, but managerially and financially weak, MHPs to ensure their sustainable commercial operation
- To enhance the managerial capacity and awareness of MHP managers, and to recommend appropriate commercial business models
- To establish a platform for knowledge exchange between MHP managers to share best practice and overcome practical barriers to the commercial operation of MHPs
- To contribute to government initiatives aimed at operating MHPs as commercial enterprises
The purpose of this exchange is to increase the technical and economic sustainability of micro-hydro projects.
This exchange activity aims to contribute to the sustainability of micro hydro plants in Southern and Southeast Asia by increasing the load factors and financial bases through the implementation of proven best practices for productive end uses.
This project's aim was to ensure the sustained operation of existing micro-hydro plants through rehabilitation, optimisation, increased financial stability, capacity-building and management support