Power Supply

  • NEA: 387 MW
  • Private Sector: 387 MW
  • India: 374 MW
  • Tripping: 20 MW
  • Demand : 1168 MW
  • Soure : NEA


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…

Clear the mess

Passing the buck has been a favourite pastime of our government officials, which must stop At this late stage road expansion in the Kathmandu Valley is reported to be facing multiple problems, such as obstructions created by locals, legal hurdles, budget constraints and the monsoon. According to the Kathmandu Valley…

Engineered death

Rampant power theft a symptom of governance failure, which holds back development The tragic death of a BSES engineer in the national capital, when out inspecting complaints of power theft, shows up India’s collective governance failures which hold back development. The engineer, Abhimanyu Singh, and his colleagues were chased by…

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…

Petro product prices

The spokesperson for Nepal Oil Cooperation (NOC) Sitaram Pokhrel was clearly trying to cover up for his bosses. He recently told Republica that NOC was unable to lower price of petroleum products significantly since “the price of petroleum products is cheaper in Nepal compared to India" and "further deduction in…