Government ready to allow private sector to trade electricity: Minister Bhusal

Published On: November 16, 2021 03:50 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has said that the government is ready to allow the private sector to trade electricity as per their demand.

Addressing the 19th and 20th General Assemblies of Independent Power Producers’ Association, Nepal (IPPAN) on Tuesday, Minister Bhusal urged the private sector to come up with a credible basis for trading electricity.

Minister Bhusal said that they are ready to address the issues regarding the private sector’s involvement in the electricity business, which is currently being done only by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) alone. 

“We are ready to give permission even if you come institutionally or personally with the proposal  regarding the amount you will trade and how you will do it. Despite the fact that there are no provisions relating to this, we are ready to become flexible,” she said.



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