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Power Supply

  • NEA: 7534 MWh
  • Private Sector: 10544 MWh
  • India: 5461 MWh
  • Tripping: 685 MWh
  • Demand : 24223 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


Bangladesh may suspend new power plant approvals

China and India are the main external investors in Bangladesh’s power plants, and the overcapacity that has become evident will affect them the most. More importantly, the mistakes in long-term analysis of energy needs is inbuilt into the infrastructure calculations of countries like Nepal and Bhutan, who are planning large hydropower projects…

Development of hydropower in South Asia requires a perspective makeover

As the world turns to renewable energy sources, it needs low-carbon resources to counter the effects of intermittency of wind and solar energy. For this purpose, hydropower provides the cleanest and the most reliable energy. Given its importance, the slow development of hydropower in South Asia in the past decade…

Solar energy promotion: Learn from Bangladesh

Nepal and Bangladesh are not only close neighbours, they also share many similar development challenges.  Irrigation is a priority of Bangladesh, which keeps a large number of pumps in operation. Most of them run either on diesel or grid electricity, with a negligible number of pumps operating on solar energy.…

Scientists ‘Tantalised’ by Draining Every Hydropower Dam in The US For Solar Panels

If all the hydro-power dams in the United States were removed and replaced with solar panels, it would take up a fraction of the land and produce substantially more electricity, according to a new analysis. The idea is ambitious, and for now, it's really just a thought experiment. Today, hydropower…

Is electricity cheap enough to replace cooking gas?

Nepal’s potential for hydroelectricity generation is often exaggerated. Still, researchers and scholars agree that nature has placed a minimum of 40,000 MW of technically feasible hydropower at our disposal. It wasn’t long ago when Nepal faced an acute shortage of electrical energy. But thanks to the skilful management of Nepal…

Are regional transmission organizations the future for renewables in the Southeast?

Renewable energy, particularly solar, is poised for significant growth in the southeastern United States. The Southeast has also mostly retained a vertically integrated utility model, and most utilities in the region have not joined a Regional Transmission Organization or Independent System Operator (collectively known as, RTO). Recent developments have led…

Making renewable energy usage a reality

Over the years, sustainable development has become a priority demanding actions on several fronts, including harnessing the potential of technological innovation. Accordingly, with the realisation of climate change, the idea of renewable energy has been gaining much momentum lately. Renewable energy is an energy source which is virtually inexhaustible in…

Foreign direct investment

A number of global reports have painted a gloomy picture of Nepal’s progress in improving the business climate to attract more inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI). For instance, among 190 economies, Nepal slid five places in the World Bank’s Doing Business index, which measures the ease with which business…

Hydro Review: Vertical Transport of RCC Mix to Build Large Dams in Steep Valleys

Roller-compacted-concrete (RCC) dams are characterized by fast and economical construction, which requires the fast and cost-effective transport of RCC mix. Horizontal transport of RCC mix is fairly straightforward, and dump trucks and/or conveyer belts are predominantly used to build: RCC dams in valleys with gentle abutment slopes, low and middle…

Nepal’s solar aspirations

Planned and sustainable development of solar energy as part of a larger green energy development plan can truly help Nepal accelerate its action for cleaner planet As calls for action on climate change are getting louder around the globe, how can we leverage solar energy in Nepal to start our own…