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Power Supply

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

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Lift irrigation project to be constructed

A lift irrigation project is going to be constructed at Ambachaur of Chaurjahari Municipality-3, the first of its kind in the area. The solar-run project will lift water of Bheri River for providing irrigation to the 45 bigha land of 200 households of Ambachaur. Officials of Chaurjahari Municipality have said…

70pc of works completed, says developer

More than 70 percent of the construction work of the much awaited 220kV Gongor-Khimti Transmission Line Project, which is crucial to evacuate electricity generated from 456MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, has been completed. The 47km-long power lines is being developed by the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Company, a subsidiary of the…

Lower Arun hydro kept in govt basket

The Department of Electricity Development (DoED) has refused to grant a survey licence for the Lower Arun Hydropower Project to state-owned Vidhyut Utpadan Company as it has already appointed a consultant to conduct preliminary studies. Last June, Vidhyut Utpadan had applied for survey permits for the 617 MW Bheri-1, 679…

Bangladesh proposes to build hydropower plants in Nepal

Energy-starved Bangladesh has proposed to build hydroelectric projects in Nepal to expand its power options after spending $1 billion to build electricity plants in Bhutan. “In order to meet growing demand, we are importing 640 MW from India and thinking of installing nuclear plants,” Bangladeshi Ambassador to Nepal Mashfee Binte…

NEA close to selecting firm for laying cables

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is getting ready to appoint a contractor to install underground power cables in the northern and central parts of Kathmandu served by its Maharajgunj and Ratna Park distribution centres. The state-owned power utility has finished evaluating the technical proposals submitted by the bidders. It will…

Feasibility study for pumped storage projects being done

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has been assisting state-owned power utility Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and its subsidiary Tanahu Hydropower to carry out a preliminary feasibility study to build two pumped storage projects. A 150 MW pumped storage project, which involves moving water from a lower reservoir to a…

TBI Holding for slashing capacity

TBI Holding, which holds the survey licence for the Tamakoshi 3 Hydropower Project, has planned to revise downwards its installed capacity from 650 MW to 305 MW. The potential builder of the power station has asked the Department of Electricity Development (DoED) for permission to decrease the installed capacity. Tamakoshi…

Chameliya hydro project finally comes online

Chameliya Hydropower Project, one of the most delayed infrastructure projects in Nepal, has finally started generating electricity a decade after it began its construction. The 30MW hydropower project owned by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the state-owned power utility, started producing power from its first turbine on Friday. On Friday afternoon,…

13 hydro projects seek IPOs worth Rs3.6b

Thirteen hydropower projects have sought permission from the Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon), the securities market regulator, to float shares worth Rs3.6 billion in the primary market. Of these applicants, the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is preparing to offer 26.5 million units of shares worth Rs2.6 billion through the initial…

Energy Ministry delays formation of regulatory body

The Ministry of Energy is dragging its feet in setting up a powerful commission to regulate the country’s energy sector despite introduction of the law to incorporate such a body. The plan to form the Nepal Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was floated a decade ago to set standards for and…