Power Supply

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

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Will two Chinese dams in Nepal affect the Belt and Road Initiative?

The future of Chinese backed hydropower and the trans-Himalayan railway are at stake as Nepal’s prime minister makes his first visit to Beijing Nepal’s Energy Minister Barshaman Pun had an important message when he spoke to the Chinese media recently. His mission was to mitigate damage caused by negative press…


Ongoing Mangdechu project tariff negotiations vital for Bhutan’s upcoming projects and economy

If there is one negotiation to keep an eye on, then it is the ongoing electricity tariff rate negotiations for the 720 MW Mangdechu project scheduled to be commissioned by November 2018. This is because in the ongoing negotiation between Bhutanese and Indian officials the method of setting the tariff…


India’s poorest homes still await electricity

Moyna is in class six and has to study by the light of a kerosene lamp or candles to finish her homework. Her village, Buraburi, has no electricity. Located in the district of Goalpara in the Indian state of Assam, the village has been brought under the Prime Minister’s Saubhagya…


NHA report details hurdles facing America’s pumped storage sector

A report released today by the National Hydropower Association hopes to shed light on the state of the United States' pumped storage sector, with particular emphasis placed on the benefits it can offer and the challenges it faces. Called the "2018 Pumped Storage Report", the study also provides recommendations for…


UK power sector advised to step up cybersecurity

Perators of UK power generation and distribution facilities are being urged to bolster their defences against cyberattacks after the government issued a warning earlier this month and a joint advisory with US agencies on Monday. The advisory, titled Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices, was based on the National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) work…


National Hydropower Association launches HydroWorks campaign, asks for industry action

The National Hydropower Association has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing Congressional awareness of and support for America's hydro sector, with the passage of modernized licensing processes being the ultimate goal. NHA's campaign, called HydroWorks, provides a free digital toolkit designed to give industry members resources they can use to…


Many questions as government team revisits Lohit hydro project

The 1750 MW Lower Demwe project on the Lohit river in Arunachal Pradesh is under re-consideration of the Standing Committee of the National Board for Wild Life (NBWL). And its team is staying at the guesthouse arranged by the company building the dam, the Athena Demwe Power Limited. The three…


What lies behind the resistance to India’s highest dam?

Not only has the government failed to do a cost-benefit analysis of the Pancheshwar Dam in Uttarakhand, it is also not addressing the growing concerns of locals The Mahakali river is a source of socio-cultural and religious identity for the people of the region [image by:…


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…


The madcap scheme to divert the Brahmaputra

Plans to divert a major river from Tibet to Xinjiang owe more to fantasy than science, argues Fan Xiao Last year a proposal to divert the Brahmaputra, one of Asia’s major rivers, from Tibet into Xinjiang province was posted online, causing quite a buzz. It’s the sort of crazy idea that pops…


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