KATHMANDU, Nov 14: A total of 33 firms have applied at the Department of Electricity Development (DoED) seeking the government approval to carry out a feasibility survey to install solar power projects.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The peak demand of electricity reached 1,270 MW on the day of Laxmi Puja this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The first phase of underground laying of electricity wires, which was targeted to be completed in two and a half years in Kathmandu, has witnessed a progress of only 40 percent in 20 months.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The government has reduced the electricity tariff rate by an average of 1.04 percent, which will come into an effect from November 17.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Demand for electricity across the country hit 1,600 MW on Sunday. This is the maximum value till date.

KATHMANDU, September 7: Nepal’s electricity production has reached around 2,000 MW after the 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTHP) started full-fledged production from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 19: A total of 322 MW of electricity has been connected to the national transmission line from the last fiscal year to July 18.

BAITADI, June 30: A people's representative and a local of Melauli Municipality are on a hunger strike demanding expansion of electricity. Ward member of Melauli Municipality-9 Bhim Dutta Bhatta and others are on a hunger strike saying electricity expansion has not taken place in the village. He said that the hunger strike was opted on the recommendation of locals as the supply of electricity has not reached the village.

SURKHET, March 15: Until a few years ago, 72 percent of the people of Karnali did not have access to electricity. The situation has slightly improved with the building of some small micro hydropower and solar energy projects with the formation of provincial and local level governments. Yet, 67 percent Karnali folks have no access to electricity.

PM Oli inaugurates the country’s biggest substation

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has claimed that the problem of electricity tripping has reduced this year compared to last year, with an improvement in the electricity distribution system.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: India has given a positive signal that it would purchase electricity produced in Nepal. In a virtual discussion between the concerned bodies with the Ministry of Energy of Nepal and India, the Indian side said that it was willing to buy Nepal’s surplus electricity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to import up to 250 megawatt of electricity from India to ensure a smooth supply of electricity during winter.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun has said that the Nepal Electricity Authority’s (NEA) success has also added challenges.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The government has waived the charge for the use of electricity through dedicated feeders and trunk lines of eight and a half months out of the total dues under the heading that the industrialists have been denying to pay for a long time.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The government has allowed the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to carry out the entire procedure to export electricity with India and Bangladesh.

Nepal completes load flow test

February 23, 2020 11:14 am

RASUWA, Feb 23: The work of testing load flow from the Nepali side has been completed. The test is a necessary step toward the import and export of electricity from China after the construction of the inter-country transmission line, according to Nepal Electricity Authority.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Minister for Energy Barshan Man Pun on Tuesday said that the government is working to provide electricity to every household of the country within two years.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The per capita energy consumption in the country has risen, thanks to the unhindered power supply coupled with publicity campaigns.

RASUWA, Feb 9: Nepal and China are likely to exchange 2,000-megawatt electricity within 2030. According to the Ratomate-Rauwagadhi-Kerung 400 KV Transmission Line Project, in the upcoming 10 years, 2,000-megawatt electricity can be imported and exported as per the initial report of load flow.

ILAM, Jan 28: Three hydropower projects which are under construction in Mai Khola are expected to add 22.1-megawatt electricity to the national transmission grid within a year.

PALPA, Jan 28: A village in Palpa has started generating electricity from wind energy to supply power to more than 100 households of the area.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The government has announced that it is preparing to bring a consumption based tariff policy on electricity to boost consumption with the rise in electricity generation.

OKHALDHUNGA, Jan 18: Local people of Solu Dudhkunda municipality-11, Tingla here in the district have staged a protest demanding electricity for their village.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Consumers have started facing recurring problem of power-trips at a time the government itself has been pushing the people to increase the use of electricity for daily household needs. This has left many consumers opting to buy electrical appliances for household use highly disappointed.

SURKHET, Dec 22: Locals are elated with hopes that the impasse regarding construction of the proposed Upper Karnali Hydropower Project will end, as the Bangladeshi government has approved purchasing electricity produced by the Indian developer Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao (GMR).

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Industrialists have been lobbying with the government to revisit its decision to recover pending bills of electricity supplied to industrial units through dedicated feeders and trunk lines.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: A World Bank survey has showed that 95 out of 100 households in Nepal have access to electricity.

CHITWAN, Nov 15: The Ministry of Energy Water Resources and Irrigation is completely electrifying Chitwan district as per its electrification campaign in different parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has stepped up to slash the premium tariff of electricity supplied to industrial enterprises through dedicated feeders and trunk lines.

DAMAK, Nov 3: A shift from regular electricity to solar power has come as a relief for residents of Gauradaha in Jhapa district. Locals who had to pay a minimum of Rs 130 per month on electricity bills now have to pay Rs 105 only, thanks to the installation of a solar-powered water pump in their locality. Of the paid amount, Rs 5 will be used for the payment of the community water tap.

Celebrating Tihar the sustainable way

October 25, 2019 11:04 am

Tihar, the festival of lights, is here. Be it the warm and pleasant weather, the flowers or the majesty of lights, Tihar indeed holds a special place in our hearts. As we celebrate this beloved festival, we mustn’t forget about the environment and the importance of sustainable living as, even while we celebrate, several aspects of our ecosystem are on the verge of a collapse and we must do all that is in our power to preserve it so that we can continue to celebrate Tihar and other festivals in the future as well.

Lo Manthang to be electrified

October 14, 2019 10:16 am

LO MANTHANG (MUSTANG), Oct 14: Despite the increasing flow of tourists every year and growing population, Lo Manthang, a rural municipality in Mustang district, is getting electricity for only an hour a day.

Electrifying Nepal

September 22, 2019 01:00 am

How can we get electricity faster to Nepalis in a more sustainable way, while having it positioned for the future? Distributed generation is the answer

MYAGDI, Aug 31: The testing of structure and equipment of Ghalemdi River Hydropower project located at Narchyang of Annapurna Rural Municipality-4 in north Myagdi has completed. After three successful testing, the project of 5 MW capacity is ready to generate electricity.

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

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Though the government has already ended scheduled power cuts ensuring round the clock electricity supply, per capita consumption of electricity has not gone up as expected.

RUKUM EAST, Aug 10:  The entire village of Sinse rural municipality-3 in the district has been reeling without electricity for the past three days. The 25 kVA transformer set up in the village saw technical glitches that resulted in electricity disruption.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The government is set to connect remote mountainous Jumla district with the central power transmission line in the next two years.

RASUWA, Aug 3: Additional 30 megawatt of Upper Trishuli 3A has been connected to the national transmission line. According to Fanindra Joshi, chief of the project, total 60 megawatt of the project has been connected to the system including the 30 megawatt added Friday morning.

DOLPA, July 22: Even though the world has gone digital, electricity is still a mere dream for several villages in the remote district of Dolpa. Amid this grim scenario, Lwaki village here has however been lucky about power recently. This has greatly excited the locals as they feel the new development would add to their quality of life and opportunities.

NEW YORK, July 14: Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square’s towering electronic screens, darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.

KATHMANDU, June 30: A tussle between Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and local level units regarding use of land and payment for street lights has left electricity dues worth six billion in quandary.

DOLAKHA, June 20: Three of six hydropower projects being developed by the private sector in northern Dolakha are starting generation before Dashain festival i.e. mid-September.

PANCHTHAR, May 19: People recharging their phones is a common practice. But people 'recharging' their electricity supply is certainly not. However, this is how the people in Saptami Bazaar of Miklajung Rural Municipality-2 and some other nearby villages pay their electricity bills - they 'recharge' their electricity supply.

What if?

May 4, 2019 01:25 am

It is sensible to have backups for a “what if” like situation in case things do not turn out the way planned. Long years of load-shedding had compelled us to go for inverters to keep storage batteries charged. Rooftop solar panels offered greener charging alternative while some, with high electricity demand, could not just do without generators.

Dolpa in dark for no electricity

April 29, 2019 10:40 am

JAJARKOT, April 29: In lack of electricity service, folks of Dolpa district headquarters, Dunai, have been forced to live in dark for over three months. The hardest hit from the disruption of a power supply is District Hospital Dolpa.

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.

PANCHTHAR, March 19: Even after the passing of the fourth extended deadline, the Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line which was to connect the electricity produced in the eastern hilly districts to the central grid still awaits completion. The latest deadline was February 7 this year.

Go electric

March 11, 2019 00:30 am

LPG was an obvious choice when better alternatives to cooking were not available. Now that we have access to electricity, we need to use it in our kitchen