Hydropower projects told to furnish progress report within 15 days

Published On: May 1, 2018 03:58 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has asked all hydropower companies to furnish an updated report of construction works in their project site within 15 days.

Publishing a notice on Monday, the NEA said it cannot make projection about power generation if it does not receive updated reports from hydropower projects under different phases of construction.

The energy utility issued the notice as per the direction of Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barsha Man Pun. According to NEA officials, only a few power plants are regularly submitting their reports to NEA.

As delay in construction works may affect the target of electricity generation set by the government, Minister Pun has been urging officials for monitoring of all works in project site.
As per the power purchase agreement that developers sign with NEA, hydropower developers must furnish periodic progress report to NEA.

In a meeting with officials of the ministry and NEA, Pun emphasized on construction of transmission line to evacuate power as well as building access roads to facilitate developers to reach to the project sites. 

Pun recently said that he will monitor projects under construction so that they do not face delays. “Any attempt to delay the project works will be severely dealt with,” Pun said during a visit to under construction power plants in Rasuwa district last week.

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