5th International Conference on Developments in Renewable Energy Technology (ICDRET'18)
29 - 31 March 2018
Kathmandu University
Dhulikhel, Kavre

The 5th International Conference on Developments in Renewable Energy Technology 2018 (ICDRET'2018) will be the 5th event in the ICDRET conference series that bring together academicians, researchers, engineers and industry experts involved in multiple disciplines of Renewable Energy Technologies.

ICDRET'2018, technically co-sponsored by IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES) will be held in Hotel Radisson, Kathmandu, Nepal from March 29 to 31, 2018.

ICDRET'2018 will provide a leading edge, scholarly forum for researchers, engineers, and students alike to share their state-of-the art research and developmental work, new-ideas and break-through in all area of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs). Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers reporting original works as well as tutorial overviews in all areas of Renewable Energy Technologies. For more details please refer to the Call for Papers.
For submission guideline click here.

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Dr. Ram Manohar Shrestha
Prof. Shrestha has over 30 years of teaching and research experience in energy economics and policy. Currently, he is an Emeritus Professor at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and an adjunct faculty of Siriththorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University, Thailand. He has served as a Visiting Professor and member of the international advisory panel of the Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University, Japan. He has served as an editor/associate editor of various international journals including Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Energy-The International Journal, ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering, Carbon Management and International Energy Journal. Prof Shrestha has supervised over fifty sponsored national and international research projects on energy, environment and climate issues related to Asian countries. He has published ten books and over one hundred scientific papers on energy economics and climate policies in peer reviewed international journals.
He is a recipient of the Energy Journal's Best Paper Award from the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).
Prof. Dr. M. Rezwan Khan
Prof. Khan is a Professor at United International University (UIU), Bangladesh and Director of Institute of Engineering & Scientific Research. He is an former vice-chancellor of UIU. To know more about him, follow the link: http://eee.uiu.ac.bd/profiles/rezwanm/.
International Program Committee
Ganesh Sah, Former Minister of Science and Technology, Nepal
Jiba Raj Pokharel, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Nepal
Ram Prasad Dhital, Alternative Energy Promotion Center, Nepal
Bhupendra Bimal Chhetri, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Bim Prasad Shrestha, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Madan Lal Shrestha, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Nepal
Sudeep Thakuri, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Kedar Rijal, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Tri Ratna Bajracharya, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
David Infield, University of Strathclyde, UK
Phil Eames, Loughborough University, UK
Kai Strunz, Technical University, Germany
Thorsten Lutz, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Peter Adelmann, University of Applied Sciences ULM, Germany
Dirk Uwe Sauer, Aachen University, Germany
Hansjorg Gabler, ZSW, Germany
Franz Nestmann, Karlsruhe Institute fo Technology, Germany
Martina Schafer, Technical Unviersity Berlin, Germany
Syed Islam, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Konrad Blum, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Ali Akbar Akbarzadeh, RMIT University, Australia
Mohd Yusof Hj. Othman, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Kamaruzzaman Sopian, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Shyam S. Nandwani, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica
Nowshad Amin, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Rezwan Khan, United International University, Bangladesh
Nowsher Ali Morol, KUET, Bangladesh
Quamrul Ahsan, BUET, Bangladesh
R. Natarajan, VIT University, India
Kuruvilla Mathew, Murdoch University,Western Australia
Ahmad Houri, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
M.M. Ardehali, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
Biswajit Ghosh, Jadavpur University, India
Mohammed Hamidul Haque, Nanyang Tech. University,Singapore
Monjur Morshed, oughborough University, UK
Dipal C. Barua, Bright Green Energy Foundation
Detlev Heinemann, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Martina Schäfer, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Amit Kumar, The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI)
Daniel Kammen,University of California, Berkeley, USA
Organizing Committees
Organizing Committee Chair
Ramesh Kumar Maskey, kathmandu University, Nepal

Organizing Committee Co-Chair
Brijesh Adhikary, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Technical Program Chair
Prabal Sapkota, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Social Event Chair
Hem Raj Kafle, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Nabindra Paudyal, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Publication Chair
Rajesh Shrestha, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Registration Chair
Malesh Shah, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Shyam Sundar Khadka, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Local Arrangement Chairs
Mahendra Niroula, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Sushil Shrestha, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Local Administration Chair
Surendra K.C., Kathmandu University, Nepal

Finance Chair
Chandeswor Shrestha, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Cultural Program and Hospitality Chair
Bibhu Ratna Tuladhar, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Web Service Chair
Manoj Shakya, Kathmandu University, Nepal

General Secretary
Anup Thapa, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Local Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey
Dr. Anup Thapa
Brijesh Adhikari
Dr. Hem Raj Kafle
Prabal Sapkota
Sushil Shrestha
Malesh Shah
Rajesh Shrestha
Navendra Paudel
Chandeswor Shrestha
Bibhu Ratna Tuladhar
Shyam Sundar Khadka
Mahendra Niroula
Surendra KC
Manoj Shakya
March, 29 - 31
Thursday, March 29
08:00 - Registration
09:30 - Inauguration Ceremony
09:30 – 09:40 - Program starts
09:40 – 09:50 - Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shreshta, VC, Kathmandu University
09:50 – 10:20 - Keynote by Prof. Dr. Ram Manohar Shrestha
10:20 – 10:35 - Address by Honorable Minister of Education, Giri Raj Mani Pokharel
10:35 – 10:50 - Address by Honorable Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barsha Man Pun
10:50 – 11:00 - Address by Prof. Dr. Tirtha Khaniya, VC, Tribhuwan University
11:00 – 11:10 - Address by Prof. Jiba Raj Pokharel, Vice Chancellor of NAST
11:10 – 11:20 - Address by Your Excellency, Roland Schäffer German Embassy
11:20 – 11:30 - Address by Former Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ganesh Shah
11:30 –11:40 - Address by representative from GTZ
11:40 –11:50 - Address by Mr. Ram Prasad Dhhital, Executive Director of AEPC
11:50 – 12:00 - Address by Prof. M. Rezwan Khan, Director of Institute of Engineering and Scientific Research, UIU
12:00 – 12:15 - Vote of thanks by Prof. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, Chair, Local Organizing Committee, ICDRET'18
12:15 - Book Inauguration
12:30 - Lunch
14:00 - Four parallel sessions (1, 2, 3, and 4)
16:00 - Coffee break
16:15 - Strategy Energy Policy Dialogue (Plenary Session)
17:30 - Break
18:00 - Reception Dinner
Friday, March 30
08:30 - Registration
10:00 - Keynote by Prof. Dr. M. Rezwan Khan
11:00 - Four parallel session (5, 6, 7, and 8)
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Four parallel sessions (9, 10, 11, and 12)
16:00 - Coffee break
16:15 - Renewable Energy Development and Distributed/Federal Governance (Plenary Session)
17:15 - Break
18:00 - Cultural Dance
18:15 - Certificate Distribution
18:25 - Musical Performance
18:45 - Certificate Distribution
18:55 - Gala dinner & music
Saturday, March 31
08:30 - Registration
10:00 - Four parallel sessions (13, 14, 15, and 16)
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - KU Visit
Plenary Session - I
Strategic Energy Policy Dialogue
Mr. Ajaya Dixit
Mr. Kulman Ghising
Dr. Rabin Shrestha
Prof. Dr. Arbind Kumar Mishra
Plenary Session - II
Renewable Energy and Distributed Governance, Implications of Federal System in Nepal
Friday 30 March 2018 16:15 - 17:15
Dr. Ben Campbell
Dr. Deepak Gyawali
Ms. Indira Shakya
Mr. Naya Sharma
Prof. Pitamber Sharma
Dr. Krishna Bhattachan
Sunil Pariyar
Ms. Usha Maskey Manandhar
Important Dates
January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018
Paper Submission Deadline
January 30, 2018
January 30, 2018
Acceptance Notification to Authors
February 15, 2018
February 15, 2018
Camera Ready Paper Submission Deadline
Submission Guidelines
Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers for publication in the ICDRET'2018 Conference Proceedings and for presentation at the Conference.

Authors must submit their manuscripts using EasyChair Conference Management System (Click here for the link) on or before January 15, 2018 (extended) . All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed for technical content and scope by a technical program committee.

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum page length of FIVE (5) printed pages for the full and TWO (2) pages for the short papers. Papers should be in PDF format, two columns, (minimum 10-point font) or greater and compliant with other IEEE manuscript guidelines. Standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word formats can be used to write technical papers and are found here.

Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Conference Theme
The 5th International Conference on Developments in Renewable Energy Technology 2018 (ICDRET'18) will be held in Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal from 29-31 March, 2018. ICDRET'18 will provide a leading edge scholarly forum for researchers, engineers, and students alike to share their state-of-the-art research and development works, new ideas and breakthroughs in all areas of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs). Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers reporting original works as well as tutorial overviews. The submission deadline for full papers (within 5 pages) and short papers (2 pages) is January 15, 2018 (extended). Topics for regular sessions include, but are not limited to, the followings:

  • Energy Sources and System
  • New Trends and Technologies for RETs
  • Policies and Strategies for RETs
  • Energy Transform from/to RETs
  • Power Electronics Devices and System for RETs
  • Smart Grid Technologies and Application
  • Hybrid Renewable Energy System
  • New Approaches in Lightning
  • Energy Storage
  • Public Awareness and Education for RETs
  • RETs Equipment
  • Energy Management System
  • Environmental Issues of RETs
  • RETs Demand and Economic Growth
  • Policiy Constraints on Fossil Fules
  • RETs Market
  • RETs and Materials
  • Performance Analysis of RETs
  • Recent Trends and Advances in RETs
  • Safety and Security of RETs
  • Future challenges and directions for RETs
Important IEEE Policy Announcement
The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (including its removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE Communications society will take action against any author who engages in either practice.

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not currently under review for any other publication. Authors of accepted papers will need to sign an IEEE copyright release form and present their paper at the conference.

If you have any questions regarding the submission of manuscripts, please contact Dr. Anup Thapa (General Secretary) at anup.thapa@ku.edu.np.

Submit your paper through easychair

Nepalese Students
NRs 5000
SAARC participants/authors
International participants/authors
Nepalese (Professionals)
NRs 10000
Nepalese (Corporate)
NRs 15000
Bank Information
ACCOUNT NO: 005 05010 2500 30 (USD)

Fund tranferring from Nepal and India
ACCOUNT NO: 00501030250009 (NPR)

Note: Bank Transfer charges need to be beared by authors/participants.
After registration fee is paid, please fill up the appropriate form:
For Author/Presenter Only
For non-presenter/Participant Only

Hotel Radisson, Kathmandu, Nepal
Feel free to contact us
Dr. Anup Thapa
General Secretary, ICDRET 2018
Phone: +977 11 661399
E-mail: anup.thapa@ku.edu.np
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