(Em)Powering rural communities

June 8, 2023 08:00 am

Satya Lal Yadav, a 72-year-old resident of Baluwatol,Bariyarpatti Rural Municipality-3, reminisces about the day when electricity was introduced to his village only three years ago. Having lived a major part of his life without the luxury of electricity, he never thought that the day would come when his village would be powered by electricity. However, when it finally arrived, he stayed awake all night, basking in the euphoria of the momentous occasion.

KATHMANDU, March 19: A contract agreement has been signed to improve the electricity transmission and distribution system of eight districts in Province 2. The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Tata Project Limited on Wednesday signed a contract worth around Rs 4 billion for the implementation of Province 2 Rural Electrification Project.

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.