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Power Supply

             
  • NEA: 6859 MWh
  • Private Sector: 7354 MWh
  • India: 3034 MWh
  • Tripping: 5 MWh
  • Demand : 17252 MWh
  • Soure : NEA

News Paper

Hydro-mechanical work delay hits progress of Upper Tamakoshi

Officials of Upper Tamakhoshi Hydropower Project are worried that delay in hydro mechanical works of the project by an Indian contractor will prevent it from meeting the construction deadline. Frustrated with the work pace of Indian firm Texmaco, the project authority is mulling over assigning some of the hydro mechanical…


Tamakoshi delay makes Nepal lean on power imports

The delay in completing the much awaited Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project leaves Nepal no option but to rely on the electricity imported from India to eliminate power cuts this winter when output of the river-run domestic plants drops significantly. As the Nepal Electricity Authority’s plan to switch on at least…


IPPAN condemns hydro licensing directives

Private hydropower developers in the country have condemned a few provisions in the ‘Directives on Licensing of Energy Projects – 2018′ that was recently issued by the government. The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI) had amended and issued the directives to hydropower developers including the need for…


Nearly 50 percent of petroleum pipeline works completed

Nearly 50 percent of works related to laying petroleum pipeline between Nepal and India have completed in seven months since beginning of the construction work. According to the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), 19 kilometers pipeline out of 37.35 kilometers between Indian town of Raxaul and Amlekhgunj of Nepal have already…


Hedge fund delay threatens hydropower projects

The government’s inability to establish hedge fund, an insurance-like mechanism to cover the exchange rate risk, is affecting the progress of hydropower projects backed by foreign debt. The lack of hedge fund is mainly affecting 216MW Upper Trishuli-1 Hydroelectric Project pushing back its construction date. Almost a year ago, the…


Electricity demand drops this Tihar

The demand for electricity during Tihar this year decreased to 1,105 megawatts as compared to last year. As per data of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), 1,165 megawatts of electricity had been consumed during ‘Laxmi Puja’ last year. This demand does not include the energy the industries utilise. According to NEA, the major reasons…


Solar lamps to light up Bagmati corridor

The High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization has started installing 430 solar street lamps along an eight-kilometre segment of Bagmati corridor from Sinamangal to Kupondole. Around Rs 60 million will be spent on the installation of solar lamps, according to officials. The committee, under the Ministry…


Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line: Forest Ministry’s indecision delays project development

The construction of the Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line is in limbo due to the Forest Ministry’s dillydallying in providing clearance to cut down trees to make way for the power line. The project is touted as the backbone of the electricity transmission system for the eastern region of Nepal. The…


No power cuts during Tihar, declares NEA

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has announced that there will be no power cuts during Tihar, known as the festival of lights, when people set the city ablaze and power consumption shoots up sharply. The state-owned power utility said it was in a comfortable position to meet the increased demand…


Upper Tamakoshi IPO oversubscribed four times

The primary shares of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Ltd (UTHL) have drawn overwhelming response from investors as the offering has been oversubscribed by nearly four times. Roshan Jung Karki, a deputy manager at the Citizens Investment Trust (CIT) -- the lead issue manager of the UTHL's initial public offering (IPO) --…


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