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Power Supply

  • NEA: 5789 MWh
  • Private Sector: 5072 MWh
  • India: 11246 MWh
  • Tripping: 60 MWh
  • Demand : 22167 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


Opinion: Opening the floodgates in Georgia

Few power plants in the world are championed for their visual aesthetics. Fewer still can claim the title of cultural heritage site. Hoover Dam on the Colorado River in the U.S. and London’s Battersea Power Station are perhaps two exceptions proving the rule that power plants are there to be…

West Seti Hydropower Project: Time to revive it

The government has stopped embarking upon development works in those areas which lie on the project site. As a result, the locals have been deprived of even basic services like electricity, roads, drinking water, irrigation and education The much-hyped West Seti Hydropower Project, proposed to be built on the West…

How China Became the World’s Leader in Green Energy

China has never been the most enthusiastic party to international climate accords, but Beijing might end up saving the planet anyway. In little more than a decade, China has made itself a world leader in electric vehicles, renewable energy, and energy storage. In response to its own poisoned environment, shrinking…

The Dark Side Of Hydropower

Hydropower is the largest single source of renewable electricity in the world, dwarfing solar and wind. As such, it has established a positive reputation in the media and many academic papers. But that’s not the whole story. Hydropower has a darker side that is threatening freshwater ecosystems more than oil, more than…

Message from Arun-3 Financial Closure

The 900MW Arun-3 Hydropower Project accomplished its key milestone—Financial Closure (FC) on February 6, 2020. A consortium of seven banks, including two Nepalese banks—Nabil and Everest—put a total of NPR 101 billion to the project, which has the total investment of approximately NPR144 billion. With the FC, the project has…


Without a paradigm shift in river conservation, the sustainable development of a nation that is striving to achieve a mid-income status by 2030 might become a far cry ‘Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to spare’ depicts the infamous status of our water bodies today. The picture of gurgling rivers that originate…

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…