Power Supply

  • NEA: 4378 MWh
  • Private Sector: 3994 MWh
  • India: 11383 MWh
  • Tripping: 80 MWh
  • Demand : 19835 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


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…

Energy storage: Future of Indian power sector

A reliable, economically competitive and environmentally sustainable electricity system is the cornerstone of a modern society. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is being built on the digital revolution and combines multiple technologies that are leading to unprecedented paradigm shifts in the economy, business and society…

China can achieve 8% growth for next two decades

As China became the world's second-largest economy after growing at an annual average rate of about 9.5 percent over the past four decades, last year, socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era. There are many understandings and interpretations about the new era, and here are some of mine.…

Energy Storage in California is About to Get MUCH Cleaner. Here’s How.

California recently joined other leading states, provinces, cities, and corporations around the world by setting an ambitious 100 percent carbon-free electricity target. It’s a landmark, not because California was the first, but because it is the biggest. The state ranks as the fifth-largest economy in the world. Achieving 100 percent carbon-free…

The Basha dam and Pakistan’s water crisis

Pakistan will reach ‘absolute water scarcity’ and will ‘run dry’ by 2025 are two popular expressions that have been circulating in world media over the past six months. These expressions are typically followed by strong advocacy for the Basha dam and other large storages. The advocates for the Basha dam…

Ohio’s PowerForward Roadmap Aims to Shape the Grid of the Future

State regulators see potential in grid modernization, though questions remain over costs and follow-through. A new roadmap for the future of Ohio’s electric grid can benefit all types of interest groups, but the next few years will be critical for the plan to achieve its goals. “I think there’s something…

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…