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

DHADING, March 2: Chepangs in Goirang village of Dhading have never experienced how it feels like using electricity. Sometimes, they cannot even light their lamps when they have no oil in stock. A community school in one such village has received computers. Chepang kids have now seen computers, but have not learnt to use them.

DHADING, Jan 29: Locals in some of the villages in Dhading have been seeing electricity poles scattered along the roadsides for a long time. However, these villagers are bound to live in darkness as there is no power in many of the villages.

Solar over hydro

January 22, 2019 01:30 am

Without a massive and concerted effort to develop solar power, unmet electricity demand will continue to plague the energy sector, the economy, and the nation at large

CHITWAN, Jan 17: A lot of villages in Madi district are still deprived of electricity. However, not all of them live in dark. Thanks to solar light installed in dozens of these villages, people’s life, and work have been made very much easier. Because of it some of the houses have also been able to operate home-stay services.

SIRAHA, Dec 20: It has been decades since Mana Maya Magar, 73, of Deurali village of Mirchaiya municipality – 9, has been fetching water from Ghurmi River. Even though the river’s water is not clean, her family doesn’t have any alternative for drinking water. She suffers from poor health, yet, there is no choice than to perform household chores. “I cannot work that as hard as I used to but still I do all that I can do,” she states.

BUTWAL, Dec 11: Although the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Authority of Bhairahawa has been promising to provide required amount of electricity to factories inside the zone, the wires connected to poles near 69 plots are without power supply. Because of this, industries inside the zone are using generators to operating their machinery.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The Nepal-Bangladesh energy mechanism meeting held in the capital city on Tuesday has paved way to export electricity produced from the Upper Karnali Hydropower Project.

Darchula, Nov 13 : Amar Singh Sahu, 75, of Mahakali municipality-2, Mulla has cherished his dream to illuminate the village with electricity after 26 years of his continuous efforts. It may be noted that 200 Kilowatt electricity was generated from local rivulet at Dunguri in Mahakali municipality in 1992 (2049 BS).

DARCHULA, Oct 22: Although three hydro power plants generate around 100 MW of electricity, Darchula continues to rely on electricity supply from India.

OKHALDHUNGA, Oct 13: Minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun on Saturday said 15,000 megawatts electricity would be produced in next 10 years.

BANKE, Sept 27: Normal life in the western city of Nepalgunj was affected for lack of regular power supply for a week now.

KUSHMA, Sept 23: The Lower Modi Hydropower Project located in Parbat district is expected to generate hydroelectricity within a month, the project officials confirmed. The project with the capacity of 20 megawatt was scheduled to generate power in the last fiscal year but it got delayed due to locals' obstruction, natural disasters and other causes.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to build high capacity transmission lines to ensure regular and smooth electricity supply to Kathmandu Valley.

DOLPA,Aug 24: Chalgaadh hydroelectric center resumed supplying electricity after a month from Friday in Dolpa.

Electricity supply up by 12.79 percent; NEA’s income increase by 16.98 percent

RASUWA, July 31: It is informed that the electricity supply will be cut off from 8 AM to 5 PM in Rasuwa. According to Nepal Electricity Authority(NEA), Rasuwa, Trishuli Chilime 66 KV is under maintenance for which there will be no electricity supply for 9 hours.

CHITWAN, July 16: Madi Municipality in Chitwan, the only place in the country with underground electricity lines, has been facing electricity cut-offs for the last two weeks.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Nepal has refused a proposal to increase price of electricity imported from India by 20 percent. “We have informed officials of the Indian company that Nepal won’t accept price hike proposal as the imported electricity is already expensive, Kulman Ghising, managing director of NEA, told Republica.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Government monitoring teams mobilized to curb electricity theft have arrested two ward chairmen, in Kavre and Saptari districts, on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The government is set to launch a special campaign to check power pilferage propping up in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 16: While the country has been declared free from load shedding, 119 out of 460 rural municipalities are without energy facilities, according to Ram Prasad Dhital, executive director of the Alternative Energy Promotion Center.

Kathmandu, May 11: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun has said the base of economic prosperity would be built by increasing the consumption electricity.

TANAHUN, May 8: Approximately 84 households of two villages, Byas Municipality-14 and Bandipur Rural Municipality-6, are forced to live in the dark without electricity.

BAJURA, April 15: There is light in Wards 8, 9 and 10 of Budhiganga Municipality now, as electricity production has commenced from the Jhakadigadh River in far-western Bajura district. Locals have been overjoyed as their houses and neighborhoods have been brightened on Nepali New Year 2075.

KATHMANDU, March 30: India has raised the price of electricity that it exports to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Leakage and technical loss of electricity in Province 1 has decreased by 3.91 percentage points to 13.74 percent in the first seven months of FY2017/18, according to Nepal Electricity Authority.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Leakage and technical loss of electricity in Province 1 has decreased by 3.91 percentage points to 13.74 percent in the first seven months of FY2017/18, according to Nepal Electricity Authority.

DAILEKH, Mar 7: Despite being declared as a municipality during the federal restructuring of the state,   Chamundabindrasaini of Dailekh lacked even basic facilities and resources required for a municipality.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 11: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Energy Kamal Thapa has said that 40 per cent people in the country are still deprived of electricity supplies.

DARCHULA, Feb 10: The 30 MW Chameliya Hydroelectric Project started generating electricity from Saturday. The project which saw several cost variations, controversies and frustrations over delays has now been connected to the national grid, nearly 11 years after works started in January, 2007. The peaking run of river project, which can generate minimum six hours in full capacity, was supposed to complete in May 2011. The project started for a regional balance in electricity generation is believed to be a landmark in Province 7.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Electricity tariff in Nepal is one of the highest in South Asia. Experts say unregulated power purchase agreements signed with hydropower developers by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is one of the reasons that has made electricity expensive in Nepal.

Nepal to ask India for more electricity

December 14, 2017 11:10 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The government is requesting India to increase electricity export to Nepal as well as resume supply affected by New Delhi's ban on pollutant sources that reduced power generation of captive power plants.