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Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood (RERL)

Project Summary

Removal of barriers to increased utilization of renewable energy resources in rural Nepal in order to support economic, environmental, and social development of people in the rural areas and to reduce GHG emissions.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), Nepal
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
63,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
32,312,500 USD
GEF Agency Fees
300,000 USD
Total Cost 35,375,500.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
09 Sep 2010
Preparation Grant Approved
09 May 2012
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
04 Mar 2014
Project closed