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Madan Thapaliya
Project Coordinator/Senior RE Consultant/Team Leader , (Asian Development Bank, UNDP/RERL and Government of Nepal (AEPC)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Renewable Energy Systems, Project Development, Project Financing and Implementation
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Professional Experience:
Thapaliya’s work experience encompasses over 13 years in the design of sustainable business modality and implementation of community based clean/renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Nepal. Development related project financing/banking, technical and energy management specialist in Renewable Energy Programmes/Projects, he has extensive experience in micro/mini hydropower, mini-grid projects and Biogas Energy projects with key expertise in energy planning, micro-financing, implementation and development of business modality especially in Result Based Funding energy projects, subsidy and credit policy designing for 'off-grid' energy delivery services in rural communities of Nepal. He also brings experiences of coordinating, facilitating and encouraging policy change within governments, bilateral and multilateral donors to support community based energy projects. Additionally, he has a strong hold in activity planning, budgeting, developing the business model projects and monitoring and evaluation of larger size energy projects
1) 2006-2007: M.Sc. in Energy Systems and Management, University of Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany (Major: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technologies, Energy Policy and Planning, Project Management and Energy Economics, Energy Audit)
2) 1997-2001: Bachelors’ Degree in Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (Major: Hydropower, EIA, Project Management and Energy Economics)

Affiliations and Achievements:
• Biogas Development in Nepal: Experiences from Private Sectors, Thapaliya M., “Asian Alumni Workshop on Resilient Energy Systems”, 16-20 May 2016, Bandung, Indonesia
• Micro/Mini Hydropower for Rural Communities in Nepal: Status and Development Trends, Thapaliya M., “3rd International Conference on the Developments in Renewable Energy Technology (ICDRET’14)”, Dhaka, Bangladesh
• Improved Water Mill: A Climate Proofing Technology for Sustainable Development in Rural Communities of Nepal, Thapaliya M., “Scaling up Renewable Energy Technologies to Mitigate Climate Change” International Workshop, Oct. 01- Oct. 04. 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal
• Strategic Environmental Planning and Policy for Mini/Micro hydropower Development in Remote and Rural Areas of Nepal, Thapaliya M., “The Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies into the Decentralized Energy Supply Systems in Developing Countries” International DAAD Summer School, Mar. 29-Apr. 09, 2013 Cottbus, Germany
• Access to Energy for Rural and Remote People of Nepal through Improved Water Mill Technology, Thapaliya M., Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply –International Conference, Feb. 27-Mar 01, Berlin, Germany, 2013
• Technology and Quality Production of Bio-Briquette, Thapaliya M. & Sharma G., Kathmandu, Nepal, 2011
• Opportunities and Challenges of Micro-hydropower based technology development for rural electrification in Nepal: A case of RETSC, Thapaliya M., Hydro 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010
• Opportunities and Challenges of Grid Connection of Micro/Mini Hydropower Plants into the National Grid System of Nepal, Thapaliya M., 2007
• A Pre-feasibility Study on Micro Hydropower in Satkanne River, Nepal, Thapaliya M., 2001

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, German, Nepali
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