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IPPAN to organise Himalayan Hydro Expo in April

The Nepal Weekly
March 8, 2022
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The Himalayan Hydro Expo 2022 is scheduled for April in Kathmandu. That event will take place at Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu. The expo to be held from April 1 to 3 will focus on marketing development and investment expansion. The theme of the events will be “creating markets for Nepal’s hydropower”.

Independent Power Producers’ Association Nepal (IPPAN) and Expo and Investment Management Services are jointly organising the three-day expo to promote hydropower in Nepal. The event is being organised with the objective of informing about the latest technologies of international standards used in developing hydropower, gathering the stakeholders of hydro under one roof and discussing hydro development with different countries.

Moreover the expo is set to be organised in coordination with the Indian Embassy in Nepal. That will help to mutual cooperation between the energy related individuals and organisations. Similarly, the British Embassy and the Canadian High Commission in Kathmandu will extend their supports as are country partners. The organisers expect the Himalayan Hydro Expo 2022 will give exposures of different dimension to the energy sector with the objective of accelerating the current state of energy generation with modern and innovative technologies in the hydropower and other renewable energy sectors in Nepal. So as this will support the government’s target of generating 15,000 MW of electricity in 10 years within year 2030.

There will be more than 100 stalls in the three-day expo.  Hydropower promoters, producers, equipment suppliers, turbine producers, investors, banks, insurance and various stalls related to new technologies and construction in hydropower will showcase their products and technologies in the expo. Almost half of them will be foreign companies.

The expo will also feature a rally of electric vehicles from Kathmandu to Pharping, where the first hydropower plant in the country was constructed in 1911. This EV rally will play an influential role in marketing of the electric vehicles and expanding the internal market of hydropower. Similarly, activities of electric cooking promotion will also be part of the expo. More than 50,000 people are expected to visit the expo.