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Power Supply

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


Going beyond the mega project mindset is a must for India-Nepal relations

Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli has returned to Kathmandu after a three-day visit to India that lasted from April 6-8. It was his first foreign visit after being elected as the Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time. This visit was being carefully watched by all, as Prime…

NHPC targets more than 5% growth in power generation in FY19

State-run NHPC aims more than 5 per cent growth in power generation at 25.4 billion units and a revenue of Rs 8,000 crore in 2018/19 fiscal, according to an MoU signed with the Power Ministry. NHPC signed the MoU with the Power Ministry for 2018-19 today, the power PSU said…

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.…

Oil PSUs freely pricing petrol, diesel: Dharmendra Pradhan

State oil firms are freely pricing petrol and diesel, in line with international rates, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan and executives at oil PSUs have said, denying reports of government asking companies to hold price hikes ahead of Karnataka polls. Bloomberg had on Wednesday reported that state-run oil retailers have been…

No power cuts except in industrial corridor: NEA

Power outage does not exist in any part of the country except in industrial corridor, the Nepal Electricity Authority has said. Stating that power cuts due to technical problems cannot be called load shedding, the NEA has said that power supply has been deducted for three hours in industrial corridors.…

Oil ministers, executives to debate energy future

Oil ministers from key producing and consuming countries and top executives of international oil firms have gathered in New Delhi to debate the way ahead for the energy sector at the 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the ministerial where speakers would include several…

World’s largest solar park to come up in Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today approved setting up a 5,000 MW capacity solar park at the Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR), which would be the largest such entity in the world after its completion. The proposed solar power generation project would be set up in 11,000 hectares of land…

Reconstruction of Upper Bhotekoshi project begins

Apr 10, 2018-Reconstruction work of Sindhupalchowk-based Upper Bhotekoshi Hydroelectricity Project, which was destroyed by earthquakes and floods of 2015 and 2016, has begun.  Bhote Koshi Power Company, which owns and operates the 45MW project, has hired a Chinese company to carry out the reconstruction work. The reconstruction work is slated…

DGPC to now get into hydro software and consultancy

The Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) during the recent visit of the Prime Minister to Europe had signed two agreements with two international companies that will allows it to get into hydro software and also consultancy. Both are not only lucrative areas that would save Bhutan a lot of money…