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Power Supply

  • NEA: 8517 MWh
  • Private Sector: 5315 MWh
  • India: 11474 MWh
  • Tripping: 120 MWh
  • Demand : 25426 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


Power of China’s urban clusters

In February, China’s State Council unveiled guidelines for developing the “Greater Bay Area” (GBA), covering nine cities around the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong province, plus Hong Kong and Macau. While the rest of the world remains mired in a seemingly interminable debate over how to achieve inclusive and sustainable…

Electrifying India’s Transport

India’s urban population will nearly double in the next decade. More than half a billion people will live and work in Indian cities. Travel within and between cities will grow exponentially. This rapid growth poses several social, economic and environmental challenges. To convert these challenges into opportunities, India needs to…

Grid-connected solar system: New step in Nepal’s energy mix

Nepal is rich in water, solar, wind and biomass resources, but the country is unable to utilise these resources in the absence of innovative technical knowledge and finance. Given that solar is the second most abundant and preferred source of energy for Nepal after hydro, developing the solar PV industry…

An argument for renewables, and for a new utility paradigm

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Why California’s electric utilities need a regulatory overhaul

Every day, we hear about new technologies disrupting businesses all around us. The emergence of profitable new energy technologies is overturning the way California’s electric utilities run our aging electric power system. Increasingly, businesses and families have choices about how they produce and use electricity.  Those choices can help modernize…

No High Dam in the Himalyan Region

On my Hydropower Engineering Graduation Thesis,1965 I had written on the benefits of building High Dams. But its irony that now, I have to write on the negative environmental impact of building High Dams. Misconceptions on Water Resources of Nepal Some spurious experts…

Who will buy Nepal’s hydropower?

Acute energy shortages has been one of South Asia’s major challenges. And given the distribution of natural resources, regional electricity trade has long been touted as the obvious solution. This has been a hot topic at regional forums in South Asia including the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)…

Lighting rural future

Having secured reliable electricity supply, Kulman Ghising, Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the national electric utility, announced last month that he would now seek to accelerate rural electrification. NEA shares the national mandate on universal electricity access for Nepal with the Alternative…

Renewable energy with big opportunities with challenges

Renewable energy technologies for the people of remote village and also places where electricity through the national grid is not available have been a tool to access energy solutions. This has been called alternative energy in Nepal. Micro-hydro, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Bio-gas…

Where will pumped storage hydropower growth come from?

The below data comes from the section on pumped storage hydropower (PSH) in the International Energy Agency’s recently released Renewables 2018 report. It is reprinted here with permission. Global PSH additions declined to 2.7 GW in 2017, returning to the 20-year annual average after a record 7.2 GW1 in 2016 resulted from exceptionally high…