Energy plays a vital role in the socio-economic development of a country. In a developing country like Nepal, where energy poverty is high in rural areas, access to modern energy services is of utmost importance. In the present context global concern over climate change, energy and environmental issues remain of great importance to the policy-makers globally and continue to find growing awareness among the general populations of many developed and developing countries. As ideas of sustainable energy are taking root, new technologies are emerging. There is a strong awareness of the need for better harnessing of hydro and non-hydro indigenous renewable resources for sustainable development in the country. In many countries, policy- makers are proposing new energy and environmental policies that will attempt to assure a reasonable quality of life to future generations. This course provides the students to understand energy planning, analyzing energy systems economically and familiarizing with different energy policy options for better planning and sustainable policy development.


  1. To familiarize different energy carriers such as solid biomass, fossil fuels and renewable energy for providing energy services to the people
  2. To focus on hydro and non-hydro renewable energy technologies for sustainable development
  3. To have ample knowledge on energy services and energy demand, and energy supply and its conversion in society
  4. To understand energy in the social context, and the nexus among energy, economy and environment
  5. To understand energy systems analysis using different scenario developments
  6. To get familiar with existing energy policies and to analyze different policy options to find out better energy policies for sustainable social development

Manuals :

  1. MANUAL_SEPPA_2016
    1. Chan_Engineering economics Cover
    2. Cliff Ragsdale Book cover
    3. Conversion table _IAEA
    4. Course Project Report Sample
    5. Cover Page for Instruction Manual_SEPPA2016
    6. Energy Balance Nepal 2015
    7. Energy Balance
    8. Energy services and demand_ Lec 4_SEPPA2016
    9. Energy Unit, Conversion
    10. Hydropower_CBT_SEPPA_Lec 9_2016
    11. Instruction Plan_ SEPPA_2016
    12. Integrated MAED–MARKAL-based energy scenarios of Nepal_IJSE_13Oct2014
    13. LCOE
    14. LEAPSlides
    15. microsoft-office-excel
    16. ORMS_ESPPA_Ragsdale_LPInro_Lec 6_2016
    17. ORMS_SEPPA_Ragsdale_LP_Lec 7_2016
    18. Ragsdale_02_2008
    19. Ragsdale_03_2008
    20. SEPPA_Benefit-cost analysis_Lec 11_2016
    21. SEPPA_capital budegeting techniques_Lec9_2016
    22. SEPPA_capital budgeting techniques contd._Lec 10_2016
    23. SEPPA_Lec 5_capital recovery cost_2016
    24. SEPPA_Lec2_Energy conversion_2016
    25. SEPPA_Lec3_Energy Balance_2016
    26. SEPPA_WACC_Lec8_2016
    27. Students’ presentation sample
    28. Test on SEPPA 2016