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  • NEA: 324 MW
  • Private Sector: 165 MW
  • India: 456 MW
  • Loadshedding: 260 MW
  • Demand : 1205 MW
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Feature Darkness Gone with the Wind in Nepal

 9:00 pm     Binita Shah Khadka/Hariharpurgadhi, Sindhuli

The blustery winds buffeting this small village in Nepal’s Sindhuli district have always been considered a curse rather than a blessing. Until now. The recent flicking of the switch to deliver round-the-clock electricity from a new wind-solar hybrid power system, developed with Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance, was a joyous occasion for the community, whose lives have been heavily shaped by daylight and…

Petroleum Essar seeks loans from traders as banks fear Russian links

 10:35 am     London

Essar Oil is looking to raise over $1 billion from trading houses after its new Russian owners could not raise loans from major Western banks due to sanctions on Russia. Essar wants to borrow the money for 3-4 years and repay it with cargoes of refined products as it seeks to cut its reliance on lending from Indian banks, banking and trading sources familiar with the discussions said. It would…

International Crack causing 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric plant to be out of operation for three months

 10:24 am     Elizabeth Ingram / Costa Rica

The 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric plant in Costa Rica will be out of operation for three months – February to May 2018 -- due to an “intervention plan.” The Costa Rica Star has reported that the shutdown is required “to fix a ‘strong water leak’ present in the rock massif of the dam’s spillway.” As much as 180 liters of water per second is leaking from the crack, and estimated cost of…

Darkness Gone with the Wind in Nepal

Essar seeks loans from traders as banks fear Russian links

Crack causing 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric plant to be out of…

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Sebon brings new directives for listed companies

The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has issued new directives related to corporate governance for listed companies that require them, among others, to have two different individuals for the posts of chairperson and chief executive officer (CEO). Publicizing the new directives, billed as code of conduct for public companies, on Thursday, the capital market regulator… Read More +

Opinion

A renewable energy investment opportunity not to be missed

The “Policy for Repowering of the Wind Power Projects” announced by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in August 2016 was a step in the right direction. Now is the time for global investors to pay more attention to wind-turbine repowering investment opportunities in India to take a grip on a growing renewable energy… Read More +

Feature

Darkness Gone with the Wind in Nepal

The blustery winds buffeting this small village in Nepal’s Sindhuli district have always been considered a curse rather than a blessing. Until now. The recent flicking of the switch to deliver round-the-clock electricity from a new wind-solar hybrid power system, developed with Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance, was a joyous occasion for the community, whose… Read More +

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HIDCL’s Vision

Fiscal Year 2010/11 was marked and celebrated as historical centennial year of generation and commercial use of hydroelectricity in Nepal. Pharping-the first Hydroelectric Power Plant, started generating electricity in 1911.… Read More +

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Petroleum

Essar seeks loans from traders as banks fear Russian links

Essar Oil is looking to raise over $1 billion from trading houses after its new Russian owners could not raise loans from major Western banks due to sanctions on Russia. Essar wants to borrow the money for 3-4 years and repay it with cargoes of refined products as it seeks to cut its reliance on… Read More +

News Paper

Power distribution system to be outdated in 2 years

The existing electricity distribution system in the Kathmandu Valley will not be able to handle the increased load in the next two years, and power cuts will have to be imposed if the network is not improved immediately, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) said. Delivering the keynote speech at the Barbara Adams Talk Series on… Read More +

International

Crack causing 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric plant to be out of operation for three months

The 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric plant in Costa Rica will be out of operation for three months – February to May 2018 — due to an “intervention plan.” The Costa Rica Star has reported that the shutdown is required “to fix a ‘strong water leak’ present in the rock massif of the dam’s spillway.” As much as… Read More +

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