LOCUS 2017

Energy Hackathon
Magh 22, 23, 25


Solving Energy Problems

"Energy Hackathon" a complete platform for solving energy related challenges with a prime motto enabling Energy Access, Reducing Energy Waste and Improving Energy Efficiency and aims to solve the energy problems of Nepal through collaborative efforts of students and amateur working in Energy sectors. The three things you need to participate in the event are: Idea, Knowledge and curiosity. The participants will be provided with food, drinks(soft only), internet and mentors during the event.


The themes for this year's Energy Hackathon are Alternative Energy, Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency.

Alternative Energy

With the recent developments in solar, wind, biogas energy generation, the alternative sources of energy are good areas of research and for newest technological implementation in various countries. In context of Nepal, only a small proportion of alternative energy is being utilized. This area focuses on such researches and technological developments.

Demand Side Management

Kathmandu valley has recently been declared as a load shedding free area. This is an initiation made possible using peak load demand management. But there are challenges on meeting total demand especially during peak hours (evening and morning). This category mainly focuses on peak hour load management and efficient load distribution.

Energy Efficiency

Low energy efficiency is one of the major energy problems in Nepal. Energy losses during energy transmission, conversion and distribution are significant. Also, various energy consuming units (loads) consume more energy than the output they yield. Uncontrolled reactive power demand also falls on this category. Hence, this area is supposed to focus on such contemporary issues of electrical energy efficiency in Nepal.

Rs. 10,000/-

Cash Prize in Each Category!

Event Schedules

Checkout the event timiline.

    Day 0

    Upto Magh 20, Thursday

    • Idea registration deadline day!
    • 5 best ideas from each category will be selected by Magh 21.
    • The selected teams have to pay registration fee of Rs. 1,000/- at LOCUS office before Magh 22.
    Day 1

    Magh 22, Saturday

    Event Introduction.

    Speaker Session.

    Idea Selection.

    Day 2

    Magh 23, Sunday

    Idea Sharpening.

    Technical Guide.

    Day 3

    Magh 24, Monday

    Final Presentation.

  • Prize
    at LOCUS Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone with the team of 2-4 members and an innovative idea falling under one of our three categories can participate. Participants are expected mostly from energy related programs. A small participant however is estimated to be tech enthusiasts from IT colleges and +2 colleges.
  • These are some of the main criteria’s that judges will use to make their decisions on projects.
    • Technical Merit:
      Is the solution technically and scientifically sound?
    • Feasibility:
      How easy would the solution be to implement?
    • Impact
      How advanced (or improved) is the solution, over current practices? Is the solution complete with regard to the challenge presented?
    • Presentation:
      How did they present their idea onstage?


Srijana Shrestha


Niraj Thapa


Niranjan Shrestha