Access to energy in mid-far west-Nepal from the perspective of energy poverty

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Energy Access to satisfy the basic needs is a big challenge in Nepal due to presence of geographical variations, poor transportability, fragmented settlements, illusive energy development strategy, and lack of sufficient capital. In this situation, Energy Poverty can be referred to absence of access to convenient, reliable, efficient and modern energy technologies to satisfy the basic needs that can support for human and economic development. The article illustrate about the energy poverty situation of Nepal, which has been defined in terms of efficiency of energy end-use devices and minimum energy requirement, basically in the residential sector of the country. Mid and Far west Development Region of the country has given focus to provide overview on  energy poverty situation and measures required to reduce the poverty by 50% by 2015/16. For outlining the energy technology interventions for reducing energy poverty situation, more efforts have been given on the role of renewable energy technologies in the  Mid and Far West Region of the country.

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