What GRIPS Does
Integrating Smart Batteries and Solar
A self-sustaining power supply that integrates solar, smart batteries and grid
Economical Power Switching
Automated power switching that results in uninterrupted and cheaper electricity
Maintaining Grid Resilience
Stabilises grid electricity by providing a reliable energy flow during outages
Driving an Inclusive Energy Transition
Suggests Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI)-sensitive policy reforms
GRIPS system combines grid power and renewable generation, eliminating the need for diesel.
Features a self-islanding switch that isolates the site during power outages.
HiT inverter guarantees stable, high-quality power within the grid.
Swanbarton® OPTIMISE, an Energy Management System, maximises efficiency and resilience.
The project has 5 main goals. These goals are all designed to work with the energy industry in Nepal, enabling domestic growth through the adoption of clean tech
Our system will:
Optimise the use of solar and low-cost night-rate grid energy
Reduce imports of high-carbon electricity from India
Increase energy security in Nepal
PV & Storage
Our system will Seamlessly switch to island mode during grid outages.
By using a battery and grid-forming inverter, we will be able to avoid using diesel generation
Highlight a Business Case
This project will demonstrate how network-edge energy storage and renewable generation can reduce the cost of power in Nepal.
Advance Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
We want to make the energy transition work for everyone equally. This is why we are so focused on GESI goals.
From equal employment opportunities to GESI-sensitive policy recommendations, this goal is at the heart of everything we do
Enable Policy Change
We want to make energy storage more viable in Nepal. Therefore, a key aim of this project is to demonstrate the benefits of our technology to policy stakeholders.
The project is made up of a fantastic team from both the UK and Nepal. The combination of the skills means we will be able to push forward both our technical and social agendas.
Project Lead & EMS Development
Local Energy Partner
HiT Power Ltd
Inverter & Auto-Islanding Development
Energy Network Monitoring
Practical Action Consulting
GESI Research and Social Advancement
We have gathered a team of external advisors to join the GRIPS Project. These advisors all either hold or have recently held senior positions within the Nepalise energy industry. Their insight will help us to make meaninful change to the Nepali energy industry.
Sagar Raj Goutam
Senior Divisional Engineer, Investment Board Nepal
Dr. Laxman Prasad Ghimire
Head of Solar Energy, Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC)
Project Manager, Nepal Electricity Authority
Former Managing Director, NEA
Dr Ram Prasad Dhital
Technical Auditor, Previously ERC
This project has been made possible by support from: