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Power Supply

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


Energy security

Energy security is a term that entails the protection of a nation against any possible threats caused by energy insecurity in the future. To understand energy security, we need to analyse the possible threats that may arise in national energy systems. Nepal’s energy threats stem from two causes. The first…

Hydro-powered dreams

Economic growth and investment on infrastructure are inseparable. Infrastructure contributes to economic growth. Development of infrastructure is not possible without investment. Infrastructure helps to reduce poverty and sustain the well-being of human society. There is a positive correlation between the human development index and per capita electricity use. Low levels…

Nudging the city and residents of Cape Town to save water

As Cape Town in South Africa heads towards running dry, Leila Harris, Jiaying Zhao, and Martine Visser list out the steps the city could take to nudge its citizens to better use their water Cape Town could soon run out of fresh water-the first major city…

Achieving energy efficiency key to meeting lower emissions commitment

Energy consumption in India has gone up manifold in recent years and demand is expected to rise further due to speedy electrification (led by the government’s Power for All and Saubhagya schemes), increase in household purchasing power, technology advancement, e-mobility prospects, industrial and agricultural advancements. According to the ministry of…

Hydro-Power, The Cost of Generation

1.Introduction. Nepal is one of the least developed countries in the world. Energy is an essential factor for the overall development of the country. In fact, per capita consumption of electrical energy has been one of the criteria to evaluate the development of a…

Hydropower Construction Cost and Reality

Nepal, supposed to have plenty of hydro power potentiality. But why construction cost of hydro power projects is high? I am going to elaborate about the hydro power construction and the cost in detail. 1) Donor's conditions for appointment of consultant and selection…

A renewable energy investment opportunity not to be missed

The "Policy for Repowering of the Wind Power Projects" announced by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in August 2016 was a step in the right direction. Now is the time for global investors to pay more attention to wind-turbine repowering investment opportunities in India to take a grip…

Year of hope

Our vote wasn’t a statement for or against India. It wasn’t a statement for or against China. It was a vote for hope There has never been a better time to be a Nepali. After decades of turbulent political transformation, the successful completion of the…

Alternatives for Budhi Gandaki

Since its inception, Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project (BGHEP) has been proposed as the definitive means to resolve Nepal’s power crisis. But the actual execution of BGHEP has been characterized by indecision and missteps. Initially, the government of Nepal intended to build BGHEP as a 1,200 MW storage project that would…

Investment Opportunities in Hydropower in Nepal

The global call for cleaner and renewable energy use has never been stronger than it is now. With the signing of the Paris climate accord by the United Nations of which Nepal is a signatory, drastic measures are being employed to ensure energy security…