KAPEG is a research organization established by a group of electrical engineers actively involved in applications oriented electrical engineering research specially focused in renewable energy field. It is an innovative organization continuously working in bringing new technologies to Nepal which will assist the population to gain access to electricity and other basic requirements.The group is continuing its research activity and looking for opportunities to evolve in new research and development in multidisciplinary engineering field which supports local industry and academia. The group has been able to build expertise through various projects and with support of highly skilled international professionals along the years. It is continuously evolving and continuously seeking staff and infrastructure development. There are different fields and applications sought to be involved in future but currently it has been involved in developing its expertise in Wind Engineering and Hydro Engineering works.

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Chudamani Lamichanne

  • MSc in Electrical Power Engineering - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Working as Engineering Discipline lead, Aker Solutions, Norway, 8 years - Ongoing
  • Worked as Test Engineer, Battery and Drive System, Think Global AS, 1 year
  • Research fellow, Kathmandu University Nepal, 2 years
  • Alternative Energy Assistant, National Trust for Natural Conservation, Nepal, 6 years

Pramod Ghimire

  • Ph.D "Efficient and Reliable Power Electronics" - Dissertation titled "Real time monitoring and wear out of power modules", Aalborg University, Denmark
  • ME, Power System and Power Electronics, University of Canterbury, NewZealand
  • Working as Test Engineer, Grid Connection, Siemens Wind Power, Denmark
  • Worked as consultant, Power Converter and High Voltage, Vestas, Denmark

Ghanshyam Shrestha

  • PH.D, Delft University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • MSc Mechatronics, Universität Siegen
  • Working as Lead Principle Scientist, ABB


Peter Freere

  • Assoc. Prof. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Worked as Energy Advisor, World Vision, Australia

Ranjan Sharma

  • Ph.D Electrical Engineering, DTU, Denmark
  • ME Wind Energy, DTU, Denmark
  • Working as Advanced (R&D) Engineer, Siemens Wind Power
  • Worked as Senior Research Officer, KAPEG

Rakesh Sinha

  • Ph.D Canditate, Aalborg University
  • ME Wind Energy, DTU, Denmark
  • Worked as Lecturer, Kathmandu University
  • Worked as Senior Research Officer, KAPEG

Kimon Silwal - Manager, 7 years

  • Mr. Silwal is an Electrical Engineering graduate from Kathmandu University. He Joined KAPEG at 2010 in the position of research staff. He has handled more than 20 research and development projects in collaborations with national and international universities and government organization specially in the area of Small wind turbines, Pico hydro system, Solar-wind hybrid system, Water filtration systems and Electric cooking systems for rural applications and Green houses for high altitude regions.

SomHari Tripathi - Technical Research Engineer

  • Mr. Tripathi is a engineering graduate from Nepal Engineering College and has already developed a lot of field experience in the Renewable Energy sector.

Saurav Man Singh Basnet

  • Ph D. “Residential Demand Response Program: Predictive Analytics and Virtual Storage Model”, Wichita State University, Wichita, USA.
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Wichita State University, USA: Thesis: Development of salient pole rotor for conventional automotive and aircraft alternator to increase reliability.
  • Worked as Research Engineer at KUPEG.
  • Involved in the design, construction and testing of rat trap alternator, cold plasma generator, LED light, electronic load controller etc.