KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The construction works of New Butwal substation at Sunwal of Nawalparasi (220/132 KV) and East Chitwan substation at Bhandara of Chitwan (132/33/11KV) have reached the final phase.

BANEPA, Dec 28: Kavre Distribution Center of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has said that it has been successful in controlling electricity leakage as per target.

RASUWA, Dec 22: The government of China has agreed to purchase electricity produced in Nepal. During a joint technical meeting between Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) on Saturday, the Chinese government has signed an agreement to purchase electricity from Nepal after the construction of Nepal-China cross-border transmission line. The SGCC is the state-owned electric utility monopoly of China.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The Upper Trishuli 3 'B' Hydropower Project (37 MW) has achieved 40% physical progress.

RASUWA, Nov 17: The Upper Trishuli 3A Hydropower Project is starting commercial generation of electricity from Monday. The project is starting commercial generation after eight and a half years of initiation of the project.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is planning to add new transformers as a strategy to increase the power consumption. The NEA came up with such plan to maintain the electrical load to 50% to let the consumers use as much electricity as they need.

NEA mulls 15% power tariff hike

November 14, 2019 07:35 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is mulling a hike in electricity tariff at a time when the government is trying to reduce fuel imports and check the ever-widening trade deficit through increased production and use of electricity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The Electricity Regulatory Commission has drafted a directive to streamline fixing of electricity tariff by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), amid ongoing scuffle between the state-owned power utility and industrialists on the rationale of paying premium charge dues on commercial use of electricity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Managing Director of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Kulman Ghising has urged the private sector to join hands with the NEA in its efforts to maintain energy efficiency effectively.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Tihar, also known as Deepawali or the festival of lights started today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is planning to sign performance agreement with its staff to control power leakage and bring improvements in the service delivery and customer service.

Forgotten farmers

September 24, 2019 01:25 am

For the first time in its history, Nepal looks poised to realize its famed hydro power potential.  Load shedding [grid blackouts] has ended. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the national power utility, is profitable. There is a strong pipeline of new hydropower plants. Rural electrification is expanding rapidly. This newfound confidence has led Government to double its generation plans for the next decade from 10,000 MW to 20,000 MW.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has announced that landlords cannot charge their tenants higher tariff on electricity than the normal charges set by the authority.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: With the rising number of electric vehicles on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is planning to instal 50 charging stations for electric vehicles across all seven provinces within a year and a half.

When generosity kills

September 10, 2019 01:30 am

Nepal’s young democracy requires Nepalis to demand more from themselves and their government instead of falling victim to the allure of progress that foreign aid promises

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The government has unveiled its ambitious plan of providing electricity to every household of the country within three years.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Nepal Electricity Authority, the state power authority of Nepal, celebrated its 34th anniversary on Sunday in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has earned a net profit of Rs 7.2 billion in the Fiscal Year 2018/19.

Kanchanpur, June 9: A powerful storm that hit the Kanchanpur district in Far West State, with its neighbour Kailali, a few days ago, caused a loss of over Rs 7.5 million to the Nepal Electricity Authority. As it largely damaged electric poles, cables and transformers there.

KATHMANDU, April 21: When it comes to proper management and timely completion, solar power projects of the country are no better than hydropower projects. The government’s plan to generate 51 MW electricity by harnessing solar power is most likely to be mired in delays and deadline extensions.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) informed that its plan of generating 20 MW solar power from Devighat in Trishuli will materialize by the end of November.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Two 'sick' hydropower projects being developed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) are on the last leg of construction. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has said that Kulekhani III and Upper Trishuli 3A will start power generation by mid-July.

Work resumes in Koshi Corridor

April 8, 2019 07:34 am

KATHMANDU, April 8: Work on Koshi Corridor Transmission Line has resumed after the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has resolved differences with the locals of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City. According to officials of the power utility, the local unit now has no objection over building transmission line on the route finalized by the NEA.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsaman Pun has assured the private sector of a viable energy market, at a time when the country’s independent power producers (IPPs) are not so confident about the market.

DAMAULI, Feb 27: The 132-KV double circuit Middle Marsyangdi- Damauli-Marshyangdi transmission line has come into operation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has started work to put power lines underground.

NEA, Jal Urja sign PPA

February 16, 2019 10:48 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Jal Urja Pvt Ltd have reached Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on Friday.

BAITADI, Jan 24: Power supply has been obstructed in Baitadi district for the past four days due to wind, rain and snowfall.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Division Forest Office (DFO), Rasuwa, has instructed Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to stop transmission line construction work in forest areas of the district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Kulman Ghising, Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority, has been felicitated for his significant work to resolve the acute power crisis ailing the country for over a decade.

LAHAN, Jan. 11: As many as 24 persons have been arrested on the charge of electricity theft from various locations of Siraha district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Dharan sub-metropolis has obstructed the work of Koshi Corridor Transmission Line, claiming that the double circuit 220 KVA line will damage the potential of paragliding from Chundanda. The local body is also not happy that the 105-kilometer-long line passes through Gorkha Park.

ITAHARI, Nov 24:  The police haven't been able to nab the killers of Mohammad Fida Hussain of Duhabi-9, Sonapur, even two days after the gruesome murder.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has directed its officials not to get absent in the Tihar vacation as well to meet the NEA's commitment to no power disruption.

World Bank approves energy credit to Nepal

September 20, 2018 07:54 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The World Bank has approved its first loan of US$ 100 million to strengthen the finances and operations of the energy sector in Nepal.

MYAGDI, Sept 17: The infrastructure building of Raghuganga hydropower project with the capacity of 40 MW has begun.

RASUWA, Sept 17: Upper Sanjen Hydropower Project has achieved 68 percent progress in physical works, according to officials of the project. The project is being implemented by Sanjen Jalvidhyut Company Limited -- a subsidiary of Chilime Hydropower Company Limited. Chilime is promoted by Nepal Electricity Authority -- the state-owned power utility.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14:  Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Kulman Ghising has said that preparations are ongoing to ensure quality power supply in the key government offices in the near future.