Reliable Energy for Nepal
Swanbarton based in Wiltshire, UK, and Gham Power based in Kathmandu, Nepal, have studied the commercial and industrial electricity market in Nepal. Demand for electricity in Nepal is growing rapidly, typically around 8% per year. 67% of electricity supply comes from run-of-the-river hydro and most of the remainder is imported from India. Supply cannot always match peak demand and this leads to short, but frequent, outages. At best these outages are inconvenient, but in some cases lead to loss of business and damage to equipment.
Some users rely on backup diesel generation which is expensive and causes pollution. Others already have backup batteries, but these are expensive to purchase and operate. Many users want to access green and reliable power, but at an affordable cost.
Gham Power and Swanbarton analysed the usage patterns and power outages of several users and have agreed to develop a new product which will enable large domestic users and smaller industrial consumers enjoy a reliable, continuous, and sustainable electricity supply at a realistic cost. This new solution combines solar PV, batteries and mains supply using the Swanbarton® intelligent controller. Gham Power and Swanbarton will launch this solution later this year. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.
This project was made possible by a grant from Innovate UK for Global cooperation feasibility studies.