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Power Supply

  • NEA: 7534 MWh
  • Private Sector: 10544 MWh
  • India: 5461 MWh
  • Tripping: 685 MWh
  • Demand : 24223 MWh
  • Soure : NEA

News Paper

Nepal needs to increase investments in energy by fourfold, World Bank says

In line with the ambitious target of producing 15 gigawatts in 10 years and meeting the rising domestic demand for electricity, Nepal needs to increase investments in the energy sector by two- to fourfold, says a World Bank report. “A twofold to fourfold increase in public and private investment is…

NEA to issue 25 per cent shares to public

Kathmandu- In a bid to strengthen its institutional development, the government-owned Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has decided to issue 25 per cent (around 31.25 billion) shares to the public through an initial public offering (IPO). If the plan materialises then it will be the largest ever IPO issued by a…

Draft bill to amend Electricity Act provokes complaints

Kathmandu- A draft bill to amend the Electricity Act has upset stakeholders who say some of its provisions, if passed as they are, will restrain private power producers and the state-owned power utility besides curtailing the rights of the recently formed Electricity Regulatory Commission. They have demanded changes in the…

Tariffs drag down US solar industry, developer says

US- President Donald Trump’s trade barriers are driving up prices for U.S. solar power and holding back development, according to Kevin Smith, Lightsource BP’s chief executive officer for the Americas. The San Francisco-based solar developer is paying as much as 60% more for solar panels it’s using in the U.S.,…

NEA says house owners will be penalised if extra electricity fee is collected from tenants

Kathmandu- Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has issued a warning to house owners not to collect more than the price fixed for per unit electricity by the power utility from tenants. Kul Man Ghising, managing director of NEA, said that the electricity tariff has not been increased since he assumed the…

Investment Board summons GMR to discuss the fate of Upper Karnali

Kathmandu- Investment Board Nepal has summoned Indian infrastructural company GMR Group to discuss the planned Upper Karnali hydropower project which remains in limbo for lack of an agreement with prospective energy buyer Bangladesh over tariffs. The export-oriented 900-megawatt scheme is located in western Nepal. According to Maha Prasad Adhikari, chief…

NEA tells landlords not to charge tenants arbitrarily

Kathmandu- Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has announced that landlords cannot charge their tenants higher tariff on electricity than the normal charges set by the authority. The tariff set by the NEA for household consumers is up to Rs 13 per unit. However, landlords have been asking their tenants to pay…

Expansion of petro pipeline to Chitwan feasible, says study

Kathmandu- A recent study carried out by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has shown that it is feasible to extend the recently inaugurated Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline from Amlekhgunj to Chitwan, as per Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC). “As NOC and IOC had been discussing on expanding the fuel pipeline to Chitwan,…

Breakthrough likely in Nepal-India energy talks slated for October

Kathmandu- The seventh secretary-level meeting between Nepali and Indian power officials, which is expected to resolve issues pertaining to the construction of a second high capacity cross-border transmission line and power trade, is likely to be held in mid-October, energy officials said. The announcement comes a day after Nepali and…

NEA to install 50 electric vehicle charging stations

Kathmandu- With the rising number of electric vehicles on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is planning to instal 50 charging stations for electric vehicles across all seven provinces within a year and a half. Of late, electric vehicles have captivated public attention with growing number of people…