Power Supply

  • NEA: 387 MW
  • Private Sector: 387 MW
  • India: 374 MW
  • Tripping: 20 MW
  • Demand : 1168 MW
  • Soure : NEA

News Paper

220 kV Dhalkebar substation completed

Almost two-and-a-half years after the scheduled deadline, the 220 kV substation of Dhalkebar has been finally completed, which will ensure reliable power trade between Nepal and India. This substation is one of the components of Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur cross-border transmission line, which was supposed to be completed by September, 2015. However, gross…

Locals give up hope for West Seti Hydropower Project

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's visit to China in June had elated residents of Province 7. They hoped that the visit would be able to make some headway in implementing the West Seti Hydropower Project. Nearly a month after the visit, those residents are expressing dismay about the fate of…

First underground electricity line beset with problems

Madi Municipality in Chitwan, the only place in the country with underground electricity lines, has been facing electricity cut offs for the last two weeks. The electricity lines pass through the Chitwan National Park. A technical problem at the underground cable inside the national park is the cause of the…

NOC completes locking system on tanker fleet

Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) on Sunday ended the task of fully implementing the locking system on all petroleum tankers with tankers plying on Janakpur-Barauni route being the last, two decades after the system was introduced in India.Installing the locking system on fuel tankers is expected to control oil theft. NOC…

DoR waits on China to begin 2nd phase of road project

The Department of Road (DoR) is mulling to start the second phase of the Kathmandu Ring Road Improvement Project from October which includes upgradation of a 8.2-km stretch linking Kalanki with Maharajgunj. Under the project to be funded by the Chinese government, the 8.2-km stretch will be widened to a…

Bheri Babai tunnel halfway through

The Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project has finished digging almost half of the 12-km tunnel in the past eight months using a tunnel boring machine (TBM). The equipment is being used in the country for the first time. The project said 5.6 km of the tunnel had been completed as…

Power output soars due to rain-swollen rivers

Incessant rain in the last few days has raised the water levels in the rivers, allowing domestic hydropower plants to boost production and help the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) slash power imports from India. The state-owned power utility, which was importing just over 406 MW of electricity from India during…

Monetary policy expected to help meet growth target

Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has revised the cash reserve ratio (CRR) for commercial banks from 6 percent to 4 percent and slashed the interest rate spread from 5 percent to 4.5 percent. Unveiling the Monetary Policy for 2018-19, the central bank announced the new provisions to address a shortage of…

Nalsing Gadh hydro project likely to secure int’l financing

Nalgad Hydropower Company, the subsidiary of state-owned Vidhyut Utpadan Company and the developer of much talked about Nalsing Gadh Hydropower Project is likely to secure international financing for the development of the 410MW reservoir type project. The company management is in talks with Japan International Corporation Agency (Jica) which has…

Fire damages power station in Nuwakot

Several parts of Nuwakot district were left without electricity on Tuesday after a fire broke out at Trishuli Hydropower Station.