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Power Supply

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


Oversight mechanisms should simplify regulatory works instead of making them more complex

Though Nepal Electricity Authority has eliminated load-shedding from the country, the power utility has been facing major problems of power tripping due to the low capacity of its distribution and transmission system. The country will have excess energy from next fiscal year when 1,000 megawatts of electricity will be added…

Foreign investors continue to hesitate owing to lack of policy clarity

Recently, the Independent Power Producers’ Association–Nepal successfully concluded the seventh edition of ‘Power Summit’ in the capital, where the government, private sector, foreign investors and companies expressed their interest to invest in Nepal’s hydropower sector. During the event, IPPAN also signed various agreements with Indian and Bangladeshi firms, among others,…

‘We hope to soon export more power to not only India but Bangladesh too’

Last week, Nepal and India finalised the construction modality of the 400 kVA New Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line. A two-day Nepal-India energy secretary-level Joint Steering Committee talk held in Bangalore had decided to build the project with equal equity investment. Moreover, the government aims to export surplus power to India…

We are looking to expand solar manufacturing footprint to India: Helena Li, President-Asia Pacific, Trina Solar

Trina Solar is among the largest solar panel manufacturers in the world and has so far supplied equipment for 4,000 Mw capacity in India too. In an exclusive and detailed interview with , Helena Li, President-Asia Pacific, says she will not be surprised if Chinese firms set up manufacturing base in India in…

Flawed embankment strategy converts Bihar into watery grave

The engineering solutions put in place to tackle the issue of floods has created more problems than solutions in Bihar, says former IIT professor and doyen of water experts Dinesh Mishra Dinesh Kumar Mishra of Barh Mukti Abhiyaan, an authority on the river network of North Bihar, speaks about the…

‘We will now need to enhance the fuel storage capacity in Amlekhgunj’

The much-hyped Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline project, which was proposed back in 1996, is set to become a reality within the next few weeks, as all physical works of the project have been completed and the project is just awaiting a formal commencement. The project, which has been completed much before the…

Nicholas Stern: ‘The world cannot go net zero unless China does’

In 2016, Nicholas Stern, former chief economist of the World Bank, published a paper together with other researchers arguing that China’s coal consumption had peaked around 2014 and that the use of coal and the country’s economic growth had essentially “decoupled”. But in 2018 coal consumption increased for…

There is no one-solution-fits-all approach to power sector stress: Rajeev Sharma, CMD, Power Finance Corp

 India’s largest financier to the power sector, Power FinanceCorp (PFC), has initiated resolution proceedings against defaulting power projects as per a Reserve Bank of India circular and has received bids for some of those where change of management is being envisaged. However, the deadline of August 27…

Bangladesh’s Growing Demand for Energy Attracts our Investment

With the fast-growing economy of Bangladesh, the demand for energy in the country is also increasing gradually, creating opportunities for the foreign investors to come here. A leading engineering conglomerate of Sri Lanka, LTL Holdings (PVT), came to Bangladesh in 2010 as an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) contractor of…

India is at the start of electric mobility S Curve – ABB CEO

Power and automation major ABB is upbeat about the e-mobility market in India and plans to expand its manufacturing facilities here to add fast battery charging solutions to its portfolio. In an interview to Nishtha Saluja and Sarita Singh, global chief executive Ulrich Spiesshofer…