Power Supply

  • NEA: 8221 MWh
  • Private Sector: 8446 MWh
  • India: 4456 MWh
  • Tripping: 0 MWh
  • Demand : 21123 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


Illusions of cheap solar

Nepal’s social media fondly refers to Kulman Ghising as the “God of Light.” Ghising is the Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the monopoly state owned utility. He is widely credited for leadership in ending load shedding (forced blackouts). At an interaction program…

BIMSTEC and Nepal’s Hydro power Under the Shadow of India?

Before you clamour about building Dams for prosperity, one must be very clear about the High Dam Building. Misconceptions on Water Resources of Nepal The perennial rivers of Nepal possess sufficient hydro power potential to enhance the country’s socio-economic development. The hydro power sector was performing reasonably well during 1970s,…

Better Real-Time Loss Analysis Tells Utilities Where Solar and Storage DER Make Sense

Consumers who flip on lights and power up the ever-growing number of devices in their living rooms are receiving electricity from a grid that has to generate two Watts of electricity for every one Watt delivered.  Put another way, the Department of Energy estimates that more than 60 percent of…

Enhancing the attractiveness of private investment in hydropower in Africa

In the past two decades, hydropower development has picked up after a substantial decrease in the 1990s. Though most construction was in Asia, the potential for hydropower is greatest in Africa. Only one-third of Africans have access to modern energy, and the population is growing rapidly. This is an investment…

Unpacking the Energy Storage Opportunity in America

Storage is rightfully one of the hottest topics in the energy industry right now. The potential benefits and profitability has prompted plenty of excitement — and questions — among industry leaders. And for good reason. Widespread deployment of energy storage, especially batteries, will increase substantially in the next few years.…

 NEA Controlled by Commission Agents

It all started in 1985, when Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) was created by amalgamating Electricity Department, Electricity Corporation and various Electricity Development Boards under the aegis of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB). The government entrusted NEA with the planning, construction,…

Why We Need Decentralized Renewable Energy to Power the World

As the energy sector is transforming, there is a growing consensus that sustainable energy is a catalyst for achieving most Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): it is crucial for better health, education, jobs, food production and conservation, as well as water use and quality. Today, 1…

Whither Nepal’s Water Resources?

Out of all the water on Earth, saline water in oceans/seas make up about 97% and only 3% is freshwater. Freshwater lakes like the Great Lakes of Africa, Russia and North America contain about 87% of this fresh surface water. Brazil is in…

Hydro is dead

Nepal must shake off its curse of hydro and move to a 21st century energy strategy that is in sync with evolving trends, technological change and regional context In 1907, Nepal and China both began constructing their first hydro power plants—Nepal in Pharping and China…

Evaluating Africa’s largest hydropower projects

The greatest similarity between Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is arguably their hydropower potential. Africa’s two largest rivers flow between their borders, with a major source of the Nile in Ethiopia, and the Congo River winding through the DRC. The two countries are therefore both in a prime position…