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Power Supply

  • NEA: 338 MW
  • Private Sector: 253 MW
  • India: 356 MW
  • Loadshedding: 300 MW
  • Demand : 1247 MW
  • Soure : NEA

News Paper Power lines, substations being upgraded with ADB funding

 9:23 am     Rajesh Khanal /Butwal

Power lines and substations are being upgraded in 49 locations across Nepal with funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to enhance the electricity distribution system. The project will improve the load-bearing capacity of transmission lines in the country, allowing the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to provide power to rural areas where there is little or no access to electricity. ADB has provided funding for the electricity transmission line project…

International Power ministry may ask discoms not to wait for regulator’s nod 

 9:20 am     Sarita Singh /India

Power ministry may ask distribution companies to accept the revised tariffs quoted by power plants to win coal contracts in auctions without waiting for the regulator's nod. "The regulator's approval is a long-drawn process," said a senior government official, who did not wish to be identified. Since it was a transparent online reverse auction approved by the cabinet, we're planning to ask states to accept the revised tariffs while the…

News Paper World bank pulls out from project

 11:41 am     Biplav Bhattarai/Ilam

The completion date of the Kabeli corridor has been affected after the World Bank—a Washington based multilateral lending agency—pulled its assistance due to the delay in construction work. It will push back the completion date of the 132 kv transmission line which would have connected around 150MW of electricity produced in various hilly districts to the national grid. Although the power line should have been completed by the end of…

International Uttar Pradesh plans light for all in one year to power 2019 polls 

 9:24 am     Aman Sharma /India

In order to add pace to the prime minister's Saubhagya scheme to electrify over four crore households across the country in one year, Uttar Pradesh has decided to set up committees in each district and encourage competition among them to emerge as the best performer on set parameters.

News Paper Nepal to press India to agree on funding modality

 9:13 am     Bibek Subedi/ Kathmandu

Nepali energy secretary will soon try to convince Indian counterpart to agree on the funding modality prepared by Nepal to build the 400kV Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line, reliable sources said. The request would be made during the Nepal-India energy secretary-level Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting scheduled to be held in the Indian capital of New Delhi from December 20 to 22. A highly-placed source at Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the…

News Paper 4 hydro projects set to be delayed

 11:49 am     AASH GURUNG/LAMJUNG

The construction of four hydropower projects on the Dordi River has been pushed back due to the delay in construction of a motorable bridge over the bridge.  The construction of the bridge to connect Beshi Sahar Municipality with Dordi Rural Municipality began six years ago and is yet to be completed. The developers of the four hydropower projects—54MW Super Dordi Hydroelectricity Project-B, 25MW Upper Dordi A, 27MW Dordi Khola and…

Power lines, substations being upgraded with ADB funding

Power ministry may ask discoms not to wait for regulator’s…

World bank pulls out from project

Uttar Pradesh plans light for all in one year to…

Nepal to press India to agree on funding modality

4 hydro projects set to be delayed

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Opinion

Investment Opportunities in Hydropower in Nepal

The global call for cleaner and renewable energy use has never been stronger than it is now. With the signing of the Paris climate accord by the United Nations of which Nepal is a signatory, drastic measures are being employed to ensure energy security for the foreseeable future. However, energy from the burning of fossil… Read More +

Feature

Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar Back Away From Chinese Projects

 In the short space of just a few weeks, Pakistan, Nepal and Myanmar have canceled or sidelined three major hydroelectricity projects planned by Chinese companies. The rejection of the three projects, worth nearly $20 billion, comes as a serious jolt to China’s ambitious trade-linking project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Pakistan cited tough financing… Read More +

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Off Track

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

LPG Is Being Sold Illegally In The Market of Bangladesh

LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) cylinders are found to be sold illegally in the market. The trend, unfortunately, has become so popular that, it might seem like treating the LP Gas cylinders as just a regular grocery item. Accidents are often caused due to selling unfit and faulty cylinders which indicates absences of proper security and… Read More +

News Paper

In Kashmir, Pakistan and India race to tap the Himalayas

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent’s diminishing freshwater supplies. The arch rivals have been building duelling power plants along the banks of the turquoise Neelum River for years. The two projects,… Read More +

International

Power ministry may ask discoms not to wait for regulator’s nod 

Power ministry may ask distribution companies to accept the revised tariffs quoted by power plants to win coal contracts in auctions without waiting for the regulator’s nod. “The regulator’s approval is a long-drawn process,” said a senior government official, who did not wish to be identified. Since it was a transparent online reverse auction approved… Read More +

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