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Power Supply

  • NEA: 6641 MWh
  • Private Sector: 6963 MWh
  • India: 10088 MWh
  • Tripping: 75 MWh
  • Demand : 22767 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


Clarifications on MCC Nepal Compact

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nepal Compact which can be downloaded from is being discussed at large these days and I personally appreciate all the concerns that have surfaced, both in social media and mainstream media. We live in a democracy wherein people and people’s representatives should discuss and…

Debunking the nonsense on MCC

This fact-deprived discourse on MCC is leading us toward a meaningless confrontation. If the project is aborted at this stage, it would be extremely harmful to our fledgling economy Having served on the Board of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Nepal as a civil society representative in its formative days,…

The future of energy in Nepal can be sunny, if it chooses wisely

The past decade was an interesting one for Nepal. Having just come out of a damaging civil war and a suffocating monarchy in the 2000s, the country was finally able to lock in a secular federal republic model with a new constitution this last decade. It can be said that…

Creating possibilities for Nepal

uilding Inter-country Water Supply Management System connecting Mechi and Mahakali rivers will help harness Nepal’s precious river resources This write-up is about the vision—something we wish would happen but aren’t sure it would. Some visions are just daydreams but well-meaning nonetheless—looking ahead what could happen to our own fortunes, to…

How Nepal lost Arun III

Perhaps no single development issue attracted as much attention, controversy and debate in the early nineties as the Arun III Hydro Project, located on the Arun River in Sankhuwasabha district. This project was identified by a JICA reconnaissance study in the Koshi basin, and screened further on the basis of…

Solar power plants: Give them a place in the sun

A solar-powered power plant is proving to be a vital source of energy for many countries. In Nepal, too, solar power projects are gaining momentum. After hydropower projects, the second highest number of survey licenses have been issued for solar power projects. There are many reasons for promoting solar power…

Sorting electricity

Life in 2015 Nepal, particularly in Kathmandu, was hellish. When the country was limping after the devastating twin earthquakes, a border blockade imposed by India to express disappointment over Nepal's new constitution ended up breaking people's back. The tremors of the earthquakes had pushed survivors to the edge, reminding mortals…

An energy windfall for Nepal?

Kathmandu; Last month saw the historic signing of the Nepal-India energy Joint Steering Committee agreement to build the new Butwal-Gorakhpur 400KV crossborder transmission line. When completed, it opens up the possibility of Nepal exporting surplus power to regional markets like India and Bangladesh from…

Connecting Asia

The region of Central Asia extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east, from Afghanistan and Iran in the south to Russian Federation in the north. The region consists of the five former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and covers an…

Death of Nepali Hydro

There was much euphoria after India and Nepal reached an agreement on the new 400 kV Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line. Government hailed it as a breakthrough, saying that it will lead to Nepali hydro power exports. The private sector body, Independent Power Producers’ Association, Nepal (IPPAN), went further stating that…