Nepal - Kali Gandaki I A Hydroelectric Project

Hydroelectric power provides most of the electricity in Nepal. The Government's energy policy has focused on developing the country's large, economically exploitable hydropower potential as a renewable source of energy for domestic use and for exports. In line with this thrust, the primary objective of the Kali Gandaki A Hydroelectric Project (the Project) was to help meet the increasing demand for electricity in Nepal in an environmentally sustainable, socially acceptable, and least-cost manner. The Project's other objectives included improving the operational and financial performance of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the Executing Agency (EA), through attached technical assistance (TA) and a non-technical loss-reduction component, and improving NEA's cost recovery through enhanced retail tariffs that promote efficiency in power consumption.

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Renewable energy

Theme of Evaluation: 

Renewable Energy

GEF Funding: 

No

Level of Evaluation: 

Country

Region: 

South Asia

Type of Evaluation: 

Project Completion Report

Country: 

Nepal

Institution: 

ADB

Year of Evaluation: 

2004