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Power Supply

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


Kalanga Gad hydro in Bajhang likely to come online this year

Only 5.9 percent of the homes in Bajhang have an electricity connection, but that is about to change as the Kalanga Gad Hydroelectricity Project being built in the district is nearing completion. Construction work on the 85-megawatt plant in the far western district began in 2016. Officials expect electricity to…

Government extends tenure of Budhi Gandaki compensation distribution unit

The government has extended the tenure of the Environment, Compensation Distribution, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Unit of the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project by one year. This is the second time the government has given the unit a new lease of life to resolve issues pertaining to land compensation. It was established…

Province 1 floats plans to develop a slew of hydropower schemes

Province 1 authorities have floated plans to develop hydropower schemes with a combined capacity of 1500 megawatts. Speaking at the Power Summit 2019, Chief Minister Sherdhan Rai said that the provincial government was gearing up to secure funds and initiate multiple projects under a public-private-partnership model. Province 1 has the…

Budhigandaki hydel-affected locals protest seeking compensation

Locals affected by the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project have announced protests citing delay in fixing the amount of compensation for their land. They have announced protest activities after the project failed to determine the compensation amount for their land despite repeated requests. Gorkha and Dhading-based locals have said they will picket…

Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project slated to restart operations next week

The Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project in Sindhupalchok is slated to restart operations next week, five years after it shut for repairs. The 45 megawatt plant was battered by a series of disasters that forced its closure, project officials said. Bikram Ratna Sthapit, chief executive officer of the project, said they…

Kulekhani III stirs to life after 12 years in development

The perpetually under construction Kulekhani III hydropower plant has finally started producing electricity. The state-owned scheme, which spent 12 years in development, is the last project in the Nepal Electricity Authority's sick list to stir to life. The Nepal Electricity Authority commissioned the 30-megawatt Chameliya Hydropower Project in 2018 and…

Sanjen power project conducts breakthrough of pilot hole

Sanjen Hydropower Project conducted breakthrough of the pilot hole of its 227-meter-long penstock tunnel at Chilime in Ama Chhodingma Rural Municipality-5 of Rasuwa, on Tuesday. As the work progresses, a pilot hole will be constructed before keeping the penstock. After the pilot hole is dug, it is widened. After that,…

Trishuli Hydropower Station to be shut down for a major overhaul

Trishuli Hydropower Station will be shut down for a major overhaul as age is catching up with the venerable plant. Built more than half a century ago, the 24 megawatt station is racked by fire incidents, grid failures, equipment breakdown and falling output. "We have seen frequent fires at the…