KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The Basantpur substation constructed in Dharmadevi Municipality of Sankhuwasabha under the Koshi Corridor 220 kilovolt (KV) transmission line project has come into operation. The 220/132/33 kV capacity Basantpur substation built at an altitude of 2,450 meters above sea level has been officially charged and brought into operation by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has started collecting street light arrears. The NEA has asked the local level authorities to settle their dues within a week and to install meters for street lights.
KATHMANDU, Nov 13: On the day of Laxmi Puja of Tihar this year, the electricity demand in the country has been recorded as 1,438 megawatts. The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has stated that the demand has increased by 133 megawatts compared to last year at 6PM on Sunday, the day of Laxmi Puja.
KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Three transmission lines connecting Nepal to India are under construction at the same time. Among the three international transmission lines, the work of the Dhalkebar-Sitamarhi 400 KV capacity international transmission line of the Arun-III hydropower project is currently underway, while the construction of the other two transmission lines has also begun.
KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The concerned authorities have inaugurated two power distribution substations, each of 33/11 kV capacity, in Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts. The substations were constructed under the Nepal-Germany Economic Support Programme.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to make the electricity flowing in the industrial corridors located in Morang and Sunsari districts of Koshi Province reliable. The NEA has claimed to improve the transmission and distribution of current lines, build new lines, upgrade the capacity of substations and proceed with the construction of new substations in order to provide reliable and quality electricity to industrial and other customers in that area.
KATHMANDU, Oct 28: As the arrears of electricity tariffs to be collected from consumers are increasing, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is preparing to speed up the work of disconnecting the power supply of such consumers.
KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Shakti Bahadur Basnet has directed Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to ensure regular power supply during the upcoming festivals such as Dashain, Tihar, Nepal Sambat and Chhath.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), which is going to issue Initial Public Offering (IPO) at a premium price, has been granted a ‘Double A Plus’ credit rating for its operations in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Disputes between the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and the local governments regarding street light tariff and land use have erupted again. According to the NEA, by the end of June of the fiscal year 2022/23, the tariff for electricity used by local governments for purposes such as street lights has reached a whopping Rs 6.0894 billion but the local governments have been dilly-dallying to pay the fee.
KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has released a list of local authorities that have electricity tariff dues. The NEA has urged around 300 of the local governments to settle their unpaid street light electricity tariffs. There are a total of 753 local governments across the country.
MYAGDI, Sept 24: Fourteen years into construction, the 40-megawatt-capacity Rahughat hydropower project has achieved 60 percent progress in its construction work. The construction of the project started in 2066 BS by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) with a concessional loan of USD 67 million from the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) and joint investment of the NEA and the Government of Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 24: A deadline has been set for the completion of the construction of the Chilime-Trishuli 220 kV transmission line and substations by mid-January next year. The Chilime-Trishuli 220 kV transmission line project is aimed at supplying electricity to the hydropower projects both under construction and planned along the Trishuli River and its tributaries.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation has set a target of 1,500 units of energy consumption per capita in the next 12 years, i.e. by 2035. The ministry has barely doubled the per capita energy consumption during the last seven years. However, in the next 12 years, it has set an ambitious target of increasing electricity consumption by four folds.
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been signed for the 20.73 MW Jaldigad hydropower project to be built in Rukum East. The project promoter Sangrila Hydropower Pvt Ltd and Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) signed a PPA on take and pay model for 6 months of winter and 6 months of rainy season.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) not to stop electricity supply to the industries until the dispute over the tariff related to dedicated feeder and trunk line is resolved. He said a study is being carried out to resolve the dispute over the tariff.
Kathmandu, Sept 1: The Nepal Electric Vehicle (EV) and Nepal Power Light and Electronics Exhibition kicked off in Kathmandu on Friday to raise awareness and educate consumers about EV and electronic appliances as well as to boost the consumption of electricity-powered vehicles and appliances.
KATHMANDU, August 20: Eight years ago, until 2015, Nepal struggled with over eight hours of daily power cuts due to electricity demand surpassing supply. Citizens could not even meet essential electricity consumption needs.
Kathmandu, Aug 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his commitment to take forward the multipurpose and mega hydropower projects of strategic importance in involvement of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
GORKHA, July 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated a field office of the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project amid a program here on Wednesday. Budhigandaki Hydropower Project is a 'national pride' project.
KATHMANDU, June 27: The Independent Power Producers' Association of Nepal (IPPAN) has expressed dissatisfaction following a request from the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to reduce electricity production during the rainy season. IPPAN has claimed that the NEA's actions have resulted in the waste of 500 megawatts of electricity generated by 30 hydropower projects.
KATHMANDU, April 23: While industrialists have been complaining about power cuts for up to 12 hours a day for the past few weeks, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) says the problem will last only for a short-term.
KATHMANDU, April 16: The cooperation between the government and the private sector in the development and expansion of electricity, which is considered to be one of the foundations for the country's economic prosperity, has started bearing fruits.
KATHMANDU, April 8: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has stepped up preparations to annul contracts with seven construction companies, which have been assigned to install transformers and stretch transmission lines in a number of locations of the Sudurpaschim Province.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Director of Melamchi Water Supply Project Implementation Directorate, Rajendra Sapkota has said that there has been a huge demand for Melamchi water distribution in the areas outside the Ring Road in the Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has stepped up efforts to construct transmission lines and substations in Tarakeshwar Municipality, with the aim to supply sustainable energy in the Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has reduced the power leakage during distribution to 7.49 percent in the first five months of the current financial year (FY) 2079/80 BS. As a result of regular campaigns conducted for electricity supply and technical and non-technical leakage control, the authority has reduced the accumulated leakage during distribution by 1.74 percent this year compared to last year's December. Last year till December, electricity leakage during distribution was 9.23 percent. In the last financial year 2078/79 BS, the overall electricity leakage during distribution was 10.86 percent.
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) exported electricity worth Rs 8.32 billion to India in the first five months of the current financial year. NEA exported 58.6 million units of electricity to India till December 18 of the current year. Kulman Ghising, managing director of the NEA, said that due to the cold weather, the demand for electricity in various places including the Kathmandu Valley has increased, and the export of electricity to India has come to a halt.