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Power Supply

  • NEA: 351 MW
  • Private Sector: 165 MW
  • India: 484 MW
  • Loadshedding: 260 MW
  • Demand : 1260 MW
  • Soure : NEA

News Paper

Mid-Bhotekoshi hydro asked to maintain deadline

A high-level team of the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI) and Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has directed the Mid-Bhotekoshi hydropower project to complete the construction works within June next year. After the field visit of the 102-megawatt capacity project in Sindhupalchowk district, the high-level government officials directed…

NEA, Tanahu Hydro sign power purchase accord

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) signed a draft power purchase agreement (PPA) with Tanahu Hydropower Limited on Friday to buy the electricity generated by the Tanahu Hydropower Project. The deal needs to be endorsed by the board of directors of the state-owned power utility. Pradip Kumar Thike, managing director of…

Cases of oil theft on rise in eastern Nepal

Theft of petroleum products has continued unabated in the eastern part of the country, as driver of yet another oil tanker was found selling diesel loaded from Biratnagar depot of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) in India. The oil tanker had left NOC’s Biratnagar depot with 20,000 litres of diesel. The…

Central bank issues rules on digital payment system

Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has issued a circular to regulate digital payment under card facilities, electronic wallet and mobile banking.   Issuing a circular, the Payment System Department under the central bank, has allowed credit card users to withdraw cash only up to 25 per cent of their credit limit.…

Budhigandaki not on China visit agenda, says Gyawali

Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has said that he is not going to discuss the 1,200 megawatt Budhigandaki hydroelectricity project with Chinese officials during his official visit to Beijing that begins on Tuesday. “We’re looking into the decisions taken by the erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba government, and have not taken any…

Govt plans to sign energy pact with Bangladesh

The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation is preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh to strengthen energy cooperation between the two countries. Nepal and Bangladesh have been talking on bilateral energy cooperation since the power trade agreement (PTA) was signed with India in 2014. Nepal…

Corruption in rationing electricity: Minister vows action against perpetrators

Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun has said the government would investigate the policy-level corruption in rationing electricity in the past and take action against the guilty. At a press meet in Kathmandu on Sunday, Pun said he had received information about some serious cases of corruption. “Despite erratic power supply…

Tender for feasibility study for Tamor project called

-The Tamor Storage Hydro Project planned to be built on the Tamor River in eastern Nepal moved a step forward with the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) issuing a call for tenders to conduct a feasibility study and prepare a detailed design on Thursday. The state-owned power utility has been mulling…

NEA offers power banking to India

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) submitted a concept note for power banking between Nepal and India to the Indian Embassy Wednesday. Power banking refers to exchange electricity for electricity instead of cash. Under this mechanism, one country exports electricity to the other when it has a surplus, and imports back…

Tunnel breakthrough brings Melamchi water a step closer to Kathmandu

With the completion of the excavation of 26-km tunnel, the much-awaited supply of drinking water as part of the Melamchi Water Supply Project is a step closer to the residents of Kathmandu Valley. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Bina Magar and Asian Development Bank's…