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Aashish Chalise

The author is CEO of Saral Urja Nepal (SUN), an energy services company

Challenges of an interconnected grid

Published On: June 24, 2020 09:05 AM NPT By: Aashish Chalise

India’s total installed capacity stands at massive 368 GW, which is the third largest in the world after China and the US. India has more than 10 different generators in its energy mix. Majority of the generation is through coal plants, which are getting cleaner through integration of cleaner coal technologies and environmental controls.

Transition is a must

Published On: June 7, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Aashish Chalise

In the midst of every crisis, lies a great opportunity and every crisis adds courage. The world is dealing with an unprecedented health, economic and social crisis in a century. Health systems and businesses are being challenged. The power sector has been hard hit, as demand has fallen globally. Europe’s power prices have collapsed at the heart of the crisis, even turned negative in some countries.

Electrifying Nepal

Published On: September 22, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Aashish Chalise

How can we get electricity faster to Nepalis in a more sustainable way, while having it positioned for the future? Distributed generation is the answer

The fourth element

Published On: June 21, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Aashish Chalise

Why should we wait at least ten years for a storage hydro to be ready? If environment is conducive, private sector is ready to launch rooftop revolution

Rooftop revolution

Published On: December 10, 2017 01:43 AM NPT By: Aashish Chalise

Our analysis suggests that over the long run, electricity from rooftop solar with net metering will be cheaper than electricity from the grid