ACEF Speaker

Dinesh Kumar Ghimire

Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Nepal 

Dinesh Kumar Ghimire is the Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation, Government of Nepal. He is, currently, the chairperson of three companies viz: Vidyut Utpadan company Limited (VUCL), Rashtriya Prasharan Grid Company Limited (RPGCL), and the Hydroelectricity Investment and Development Company Limited (HIDCL) all under the Ministry of Energy Water Resources and Irrigation. He is also on the Board of Directors of Nepal Electricity Authority. He has been associated with the power sector of Nepal for more than three decades. During his service in various government organizations, he was involved in planning, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation of power projects, Project Development Agreement negotiation, private sector promotion, promoting renewable energy projects, etc. Mr. Ghimire has led many bilateral negotiations regarding water and power issues with neighboring countries like India, China, and Bangladesh. He also served as a Governing Board Member from Nepal in SAARC Energy Centre and has been engaged in Regional and Sub-regional forums like BBIN, SASEC, SAARC, and BIMSTEC. Apart from his full-time service in the Government, Mr. Ghimire has teaching experience in various engineering colleges viz: Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk, Kathmandu Engineering College, Advanced College of Engineering and Management, Katipur City College and Khwopa College of Engineering both at Masters and Bachelor levels. Ghimire received his M. Tech. in Hydroelectric System Engineering and Management from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, and his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India.


  • Closing Plenary: Solidarity and Commitment Toward a Carbon-Neutral Asia and the Pacific with Clean Energy
  • Deep Dive Workshop: Solarizing Sustainability – Catalyzing Clean Energy Collaborative Action in Asia and the Pacific