Distinguished Members and Esteemed Partners of IPPAN,
It is with great honor that I assume the role of President of the Independent Power Producers Association of Nepal (IPPAN), and I extend my warmest greetings to each and every one of you.
My journey in the energy sector commenced in the year 2057 BS (2000 AD), and since then, my unwavering commitment has been directed towards advancing energy development, with a particular focus on hydropower. It fills me with immense pride to note that over 60% of our nation’s electricity now emanates from independent power producers. IPPAN has taken on an increasingly active role, not only advocating for change but also forging partnerships with both national and international agencies to drive reforms that will propel Nepal toward a more prosperous economic future.
As the apex organization representing independent power producers in Nepal, IPPAN’s overarching objective is to harness the full potential of hydropower in our country, meeting both domestic and long-term regional energy demands while contributing to the global imperative of addressing freshwater and energy scarcity.
Our vision is to emerge as the foremost proponent of an investor-friendly environment for power development in Nepal.
Our mission encompasses lobbying for policies and regulations conducive to private sector involvement, ensuring their prompt and effective implementation, disseminating essential information about the hydropower sector to political parties, government bodies, officials, civil societies, and the public at large. We also undertake the task of enhancing the capacity of independent power producers and their stakeholders, fostering regional cooperation in the power sector, and cultivating a spirit of amicable collaboration between the government and the private sector.
The past year has borne witness to remarkable strides within the electricity sector, aligning harmoniously with our nation’s aspirations. Nepal has achieved significant milestones in electricity production, laying the groundwork for potential energy exports to neighboring countries. This transformation has elevated Nepal from a nation plagued by power shortages to one that consistently meets its domestic energy needs.
Our collective achievements also mirror IPPAN’s dedication to nurturing sustainability and innovation within the energy sector. The launch of our new website today serves as a tangible testament to our commitment to progress. Through this platform, we aspire to provide enhanced accessibility to the public and our esteemed stakeholders. Our website has been meticulously crafted to ensure user-friendliness, offering comprehensive insights into our executive members, the latest developments, and invaluable resources.
As we find ourselves at this juncture of opportunity and growth, I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all our members and partners for their steadfast support. Together, we shall continue to navigate the dynamic landscape of Nepal’s energy sector, fostering growth, sustainability, and prosperity for our beloved nation.