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Power Supply

  • NEA: 347 MW
  • Private Sector: 314 MW
  • India: 316 MW
  • Loadshedding: 300 MW
  • Demand : 1272 MW
  • Soure : NEA

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Seti River hydropower project gains traction

The preliminary works for the development of 30MW Seti River Hydropower Project in Sardi Khola of Machhapuchre Rural Municipality have started. Vision Nepal, a group of youth entrepreneurs, started the survey of the proposed hydropower project, which is estimated to cost Rs5.5 billion. The project was identified in 2003. The…

Govt scraps Budhigandaki project with Chinese company

The government has decided to scrap the agreement signed with the Chinese company, Gezhouba Group, for the construction of Budhigandaki Hydroelectric project. A Cabinet meeting held on Monday morning made the decision to this effect. Rasriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman and Deputy Prime Minsiter Kamal Thapa said in a tweet…

Begnas, Rupa water to be used to produce energy

The Energy Ministry on Thursday awarded a survey licence for the first ever pump-storage type hydropower project to the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). The proposed 150 MW project will be built on Begnas and Rupa lakes in Pokhara. In a pumped-storage project, water is pumped from a lower elevation of…

Bharatpur-Manang power line to be built

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has begun work to construct a 220 kV transmission line in the Marshyangdi corridor to evacuate electricity generated by power plants on the Marshyangdi and nearby rivers. The 112-km power line will connect new substations in Bharatpur and Manang districts whose construction will start simultaneously.…

Court orders suspension of Tamakoshi survey licence

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the government to suspend the survey licence issued to TBI Holding for the Tamakoshi 3 Hydropower Project. TBI Holding is owned by Bhaban Bhatta, recently elected president of the Non-Resident Nepali Association. Issuing the interim order, the apex court told the Energy Ministry to…

Tamakoshi-3 award to TBI Holdings challenged at SC

A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking immediate intervention of the Supreme Court against the government decision to award the 650 MW Tamakoshi III Hydropower Project to TBI Holdings without soliciting competitive bidding. The writ petitioner has accused the Ministry of Energy of violating…

5 substations to be built to improve distribution

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is to build five substations at various locations in the Kathmandu Valley in a bid to improve power distribution. Towards this end, the state-owned power utility has selected two Chinese companies to award the construction contracts. Pinggao Group Co has been chosen to build 132…

NEA mulling ways to hire contractor

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has been mulling ways to hire a contractor to complete the stalled Dhalkebar substation since firing the original contractor, Central Power Grid International Economic and Trade Corporation of China, over delays. The state-owned power utility is considering two options: Call for global tenders or appoint…

Chameliya Hydropower Project: Technical glitch puts off transmission test

The test generation of the Chameliya Hydropower Project which was scheduled to begin on Saturday has been put off for 10 to 12 days after a problem emerged in one of the radial gates located near the power plant’s intake.  According to the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the owner of…

NEA to sign PPA in dollars after 4-year gap

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the state-owned power utility, is all set to sign dollar-denominated power-purchase agreement (PPA) with Langtang Rasuwa Hydropower Limited, the developer of 120MW Rasuwa-Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project. This is the first dollar-denominated PPA that NEA is signing since the introduction of the new PPA guidelines, which have paved…