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Power Supply

  • NEA: 5789 MWh
  • Private Sector: 5072 MWh
  • India: 11246 MWh
  • Tripping: 60 MWh
  • Demand : 22167 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


Nepal unplugged

Back in 2015, the then Sushil Koirala-led government announced plans to incentivise the adoption of electric vehicles throughout the country. Since then, successive governments have announced grand plans and programmes to boost the adoption of electric vehicles—both in public and private transportation. However, much like any other sector in Nepal,…

NRB issues repo to correct interest rate

Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) – the central regulatory and monetary authority – today called for a repo auction worth Rs two billion, with a two-week maturity period, in a bid to mop up excess liquidity from the banking sector. Banks have quoted five per cent interest rate, which is around…

Water test

PM’s Delhi visit  The upcoming state visit of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to India will be considered a success only if he comes back with solid Indian assurance on prompt implementation of long-delayed projects like Pancheswor and Arun III. More than this, with nearly the entire Tarai-Madhes belt now…

Focus on distribution, not power generation

It is welcome that Union power minister Piyush Goyal has offered the Centre’s good offices to sort out the problem of stressed stranded projects in the vexed power sector. As many as 54 projects adding up to over 25,000 MW are currently stranded and not generating power. But the problem,…

Reconsider it

India needs to reconsider the regulation as per the Power Trade Agreement signed between Nepal and India in 2014 Nepal has high hopes of exporting surplus electricity to its big southern neighbor, India. But these appear to have been dashed after India introduced a tough regulation on cross-border electricity trade.…

Water Test

Saptari floods  Every monsoon, there are floods all along the 1,751-km Nepal-India border, on both the sides. Yet every time the people and the authorities there seem to be caught by surprise. In the latest incident of flooding in border areas of Saptari district on Saturday, around 200 families were…