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Prabal Adhikari

The author is the Director at Power Trade Department of Nepal Electricity Authority.

Anxiety of surplus electricity

Published On: May 22, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Prabal Adhikari

It’s a bare fact that our hydropower projects are spilling during off-peak hours from May to November and it is triggered by either snowmelt runoff or monsoon precipitation. The situation of having electric power or energy to generate more than the domestic demand of the country, as of now, may be of two types: daily surplus or seasonal surplus. As per the simulation results based on certain assumptions of commissioning hydropower projects, Nepal will be in the state of seasonal surplus till the year 2027 from which Nepal will be a pure exporter of power on RoY (Round-the-Year) basis.