NEA makes major organizational reshuffle

September 18, 2023 13:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has carried out a mass transfer of 104 employees. This decision made on Sunday encompasses a diverse range of positions, including directors, managers, deputy managers, assistant managers, and engineers. A majority of those transferred hold key positions within the organization.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has announced the temporary shutdown of the Syuchatar-Teku transmission line for a duration of three days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12:  The government has agreed to address the demands of the affected locals of Bojini at Sankharapur Municipality-3 in Kathmandu district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Bowing to the pressure from the industrialists, the government once again turned its back from recovering the controversial bills of dedicated feeders and trunk lines that have long remained pending.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The ongoing dispute over dedicated and trunk line electricity has escalated to the attention of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, as it remains unresolved.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has put into operation 51 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) built at various locations across the country. Organizing a program in Kathmandu on Wednesday, the NEA officially launched the charging stations across the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has installed 11,500 smart street lights in various cities as part of the 'Bright City Campaign'.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has given a 15-day ultimatum to the industrialists, warning them to clear their outstanding dues of using dedicated feeders and trunk lines within the stipulated time.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has said that power supply has been cut off for eight and a half hours at various locations in Kathmandu and Lalitpur today.

KATHMANDU, Sep 1: The Nepal Electricity Authority has announced the possibility of an eight and a half-hour power supply interruption on Saturday in various areas of Kathmandu and Lalitpur.

Building upon the NEA's success story

August 20, 2023 07:15 am

In a remarkable turn of events, Nepal has emerged from the clutches of chronic power shortages that once crippled daily life and hampered economic progress. In the past one decade, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has achieved a significant milestone in the generation and consumption of electricity, marking a transformational shift that deserves applause and proactive support from all stakeholders involved.

In an effort to tackle the persistent issue of inadequate electricity distribution and upkeep, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has embarked on an impressive journey, allocating a substantial Rs 48 billion over the past biennium to fortify its infrastructure. This decisive move not only signals an upward trajectory for the nation's electricity supply but also underscores the NEA's unwavering commitment to ameliorating the pressing concerns faced by consumers and industries due to outdated infrastructure.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Amid the ongoing problems faced by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to provide consistent and high-quality electricity, a staggering 57.89 percent of industries have resorted to utilizing generators as an alternative power source.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) said it spent about Rs 48 billion in the past two years on infrastructure related to distribution and maintenance of electricity supply.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has stepped up the process of issuing the primary shares for the general public.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The supply of electricity will be disrupted in some places of Kathmandu and Lalitpur on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 30: An unforeseen challenge has surfaced in the functioning of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)'s electric vehicle (ev) charging stations across the country. The authority's data center experienced a power supply issue yesterday, leading to a complete shutdown of all charging stations.

As Nepal strives to achieve uninterrupted power supply for all its citizens and capitalize on surplus electricity through exports, urgent attention must be directed towards building transmission lines and related infrastructure.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has clarified that the frequent power outage observed at present is not an outcome of export of electricity to India.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has earned more profit than Nepal Telecom. In the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022/23, the state-owned power utility earned Rs 13.37 billion net profit, while the profit of Nepal Telecom has been limited to Rs 8.47 billion.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has warned a contractor company to cancel the contract, stating that the work progress is unsatisfactory.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is preparing to supply power from the underground transmission line system in the Kathmandu Valley within two months.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has advanced the construction process of the Butwal-Lamahi 400 KV transmission line.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is set to construct eight high capacity substations to improve the power transmission and distribution system of Kathmandu Valley. Substations of 400, 200 and 132 KV capacities are under construction in the valley.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is preparing to operate its 51 fast charging stations within the next one month.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The construction of 87 MW Seti River-3 Hydropower Project is estimated to cost around Rs 17.89 billion.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Even though Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal recently announced that Nepal will become an electricity exporting country in the next two years, load shedding is taking place in the country unabated.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The land acquisition process for the construction of a 132/11 KV substation in Kavre has started.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), a state-owned utility, has matured loans of 63.7 billion rupees. The NEA has taken loans through the government to build various hydropower projects.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the state-owned body responsible for producing and distributing electricity, has taken steps to own majority shares of the Budhi Gandaki hydropower project.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has drawn the attention of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) of Tulsipur for removing tangled wires.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has expressed interest in speeding up the construction of the new Khimti-Bahrabise transmission line under the Tamakosi-Kathmandu 220-400 KV transmission line project.

KHAJURA, March 25: The Nepalgunj Distribution Centre of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is yet to collect over Rs 470 million arrears from various consumers as of mid-January of the current fiscal year 2022/23.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to construct the Thankot-Chapagaun 132 KV transmission line.

Stemming power leakage

March 19, 2023 07:45 am

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has made significant progress in reducing electricity leakage over the past year. According to NEA's reports, the overall electricity leakage has dropped to 12.59 percent, a decrease of 2.79 percentage points from the previous year. This achievement is a result of the NEA's aggressive campaign to curb technical and non-technical losses in the system.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Nepal’s installed electricity production capacity has reached 2,400 MW as of Saturday. However, the production at present is just one-third of the actual production capacity.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) says electricity production in the country has dropped significantly due to a drastic fall in water level in rivers due to a dry spell for a long time in most parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has been struggling to manage adequate electricity supply for domestic consumption amid a plunge in production and surged demand.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA-N) has expedited the work for the construction of three 400 kV substations. The agency is now in the final stage of land acquisition for these substations.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)’s plan of laying underground electricity cables on the main roads of the Kathmandu Valley has become challenging. Due to the lack of necessary coordination between the NEA and the Department of Roads, the extension of the underground electric lines has become more problematic.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Nepal’s electricity export to India has come to a halt for this year after the water level receded in rivers as the winter season has peaked.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) exported electricity worth Rs 7.55 billion to India during the period from mid-July to November of the current financial year, but the construction work of the transmission line connecting another neighboring country, China, has been delayed for seven years. After the Indian blockade in 2015, the Nepal government proposed an international transmission line connecting to China to reduce the country’s dependence on India.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) earned profits of Rs 8.50 billion in the first three months of the current fiscal year, mainly due to control in electricity leakage and increased sales to India and the domestic market.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in a bid to purchase 100 MW of electricity generated by solar power plants has called for power purchase agreement (PPA) through competition.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Managing Director Kulman Ghising has said that within the current financial year, Nepal's hydropower production capacity will reach 3,000 megawatts.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Nepal has earned an income of 10.39 billion rupees from electricity export.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to rehabilitate and modernize the 15 MW Gandak hydropower plant located in Pratappur Rural Municipality-7, Suryapura of Nawalparasi (Bardghat Susta West).

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has given a 45-day deadline to the providers of various services to manage the cable television, internet, telephone wires and equipment that are stretched on the electric poles in their possession.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Exactly six years ago, in 2073 BD, schedules of load shedding were published every week. Tihar, also known as the festival of lights, has its own dignity and importance. However, even on the occasion of Tihar, Nepali people had to exchange their happiness in the light of candles.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has directed authorities concerned to make sure that there is no shortage in the services provided by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) during the festival.