Independent Power Producers Association

The Independent Power Producers Association Nepal (IPPAN) (स्वतन्त्र उर्जा उत्पादकहरुको संस्था, नेपाल)is an association of private developers and owners of power producers of Nepal. It is a non-profit, non-government autonomous organization and was established in 2001.[1] Its main objective is to link the private sector and government organizations involved in hydropower generation.[2] IPPAN is primarily a membership organization. The General Assembly comprises both institutional and individual members. The General Assembly elects the Board of Directors, which then formulates the plans and policies of the organization. As of 2020, there are 580 private hydropower projects that are in operation or under construction with a total capacity to generate 21,000 MW. The private sector has invested about NPR 600 billion in these projects.[3]


The Independent Power Producers (IPPs) generate electricity and sell to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) based on agreement called Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).[4] IPPAN helps to :[1]

  • Lobby for private sector friendly policies, regulations and their prompt and effective implementation.
  • Disseminate information through media, seminar, conferences to political parties, government, officials, civil societies and the people.
  • Build capacity of IPPs and related stakeholders.
  • Develop linkages for regional co-operation in the power sector.
  • Create an atmosphere of friendly cooperation between the government and private sector.


  • IPPAN organized the power summit in 2019 in Kathmandu on November 21–22 with the title "Powering the Asian Century".[5][6][7]
  • Himalayan Hydro Expo was organized on January 18–20, 2019 as a meet of developer and suppliers[8]

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  1. ^ a b "Independent Power Producers' Association, Nepal |". Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  2. ^ Thanju, Jeewan Prasad (2012). "An Interview with Dr. Subarna Das Shrestha". Hydro Nepal: Journal of Water, Energy and Environment. 11: 78–80. ISSN 2392-4101.
  3. ^ "IPPs threaten to halt power generation". Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  4. ^ "Role of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in Electricity Generation in Nepal -". Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  5. ^ "IPPAN to organize Power Summit 2019 on Nov 21 to 22". NepalEnergyForum. 2019-06-30. Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  6. ^ Republica. "IPPAN to organize 7th Power Summit in November". My Republica. Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  7. ^ "First of Its Kind World Bank Survey on Quality of Electricity Access in Nepal Shows Remarkable Progress; Challenges Persist on Clean Cooking" (Text/HTML). World Bank. Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  8. ^ "Int'l hydro expo to be held in Nepal - Xinhua |".