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Power Supply

  • NEA: 354 MW
  • Private Sector: 194 MW
  • India: 476 MW
  • Loadshedding: 265 MW
  • Demand : 1289 MW
  • Soure : NEA


‘Consumer shouldn’t be asked to pay inefficiencies discoms’

Power rates across the country will fall as the Centre plans legal measures to fix bill-collection inefficiencies, put a lid on cross-subsidies and ensure that consumers don’t pay for high distribution losses, minister for power and renewable energy R K Singh said. In an interview with Nishtha Saluja, Sarita Singh and Himangshu Watts , Singh said…

Rooppur Nuclear Plant is Bangladesh’s dream come true

The ceremony of first concrete pouring into the reactor building of the Bangladesh’s maiden Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) will take place on November 30. It is a momentous occasion for a country looking at atomic energy to spur its industrial growth and take it into a middle income nation…

Water from Melamchi will be brought to Sundarijal by March

The government had initiated the Melamchi Water Supply Project as the most viable source of drinking water for Kathmandu Valley in 2001. After nearly 16 years of the project being initiated, the construction process of the project is finally about to be completed. The MWSP has set a deadline of…

Economic ties with Nepal growing stronger

The trade and economic relations between China and Nepal have developed at an unprecedented rate during the past five years thanks to the China-proposed Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, Yuan Zhixiong, president of the Chinese Enterprises Association…

‘The unified contribution of NRN community for Nepal is my priority’

The recently held International General Assembly of the Non-Resident Nepali Association has elected Bhaban Bhatta as president of NRNA till 2019. Bhatta, who has been associated with the non-resident Nepali movement since the beginning, had started his journey in NRNA as an executive member of the adhoc committee in 2003 while the…

Belarus Open To Cooperation With Bangladesh In Nuclear Power

Bangladesh and Belarus opting for nuclear power have much to learn from each other, says Belarus’ Minister of Energy Vladimir Potupchik in an interview to Nuclear Asia on the sidelines of the ongoing 22nd Belarusian Energy and Ecology Forum and Energy Expo. Belarus, which has opted for two water-water type…

When hydel, nuclear, wind… all failed, coal-based power plants came to the rescue: Gopal Singh, Coal India

Talking to ET Now, Gopal Singh , CMD, Coal India , says it is not the shortage of coal supplied by Coal India that has resulted in power crisis but it is because of poor monsoon in parts of the country, hydel generation has gone down.  Offtake and production has finally improved in the…

Bangladesh’s Power Cell DG on Rampal: ‘We are introducing coal when it is no longer dirty’

The director general of Power Cell tells why Bangladesh is building a controversial coal power plant next to the world’s largest mangrove forest Ever since it was announced, the USD 2.2 billion Rampal project, jointly implemented by the Power Development Board of Bangladesh and the National Thermal Power Corporation…

‘I left because there was no offer on the table from the govt’

What strikes you most about Raghuram Rajan is not his academic brilliance, open mindedness or honesty of thought, but how he blends all of these with simplicity of expression and disarming humility. Currently Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Rajan is an alumnus of IIT-D,…

‘AI can make an impact like electricity’

Over the years, Andrew Ng has worn many hats — Coursera co-founder, former Baidu chief scientist, founding lead of Google Brain team, and Stanford University adjunct professor. But lately, he has emerged as the leading influencer championing artificial intelligence (AI). Well over 1.5 million people have enrolled in his AI courses in…