Nepal Energy Publications



In February 2017, Dolma Foundation signed an Accountable Grant (AG) agreement with the UK’s Department for International Development: Promoting Access to Equity Capital in the Renewable Energy Sector of Nepal.

The DFID-Dolma partnership aimed to test international institutional investor mandates and risk perceptions in relation to investing in renewable energy and other infrastructure projects in Nepal. In the last 24 months, the Dolma team has interviewed over 15 institutional investors across North America, Europe and Australia, with a combined assets under management (AUM) of over USD 10 trillion. According to the Financial Times, an institutional investor is a financial institution, such as a bank, pension fund, mutual fund and insurance company that invests large amounts of money in securities, commodities and foreign exchange markets, on its own behalf or on the behalf of its customers. Some well-known examples include the likes of Black Rock; Allianz; APG; Aberdeen Standard Investments, etc.

Our focus on this category of investors was a calculated decision. The need to attract large amounts of FDI to finance Nepal’s power needs is well documented – both the Investment Board and the National Planning Commission agree that to meet domestic electricity demand alone, approximately USD 18 billion is required in capital investments until 2030, or 1.5 billion annually.

To date no international institutional investor has committed to a project in Nepal. This report series explains why, and provides a number of solutions how this trend can be reversed: opening the doors to a USD 100 trillion capital market that could help fill Nepal’s infrastructure financing gap.

Dolma Foundation is delighted to present the publication of the series: Lessons on how to promote and execute equity capital in the renewable energy sector of Nepal.

Full series publication:  
Lessons on how to promote and execute equity capital in the renewable energy sector of Nepal   
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Individual chapters:

Chapter 1:
Nepal Market Analysis
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Chapter 2:
Climate Change
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Chapter 3:
Transmission and Distribution: Energy Growth Enabler
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Chapter 4:
Regulatory Advocacy
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Chapter 5:
Institutional Investor Appetite and Landscape
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Chapter 6:
Complementary Investors
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Chapter 7:
Legal Structuring
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Chapter 8:
Financial Structuring
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Chapter 9:
Project Design and Engineering
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