KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Nepal sold electricity worth Rs 12.40 billion to India during mid-July and mid-January this year, which was 47.97 percent more than the figure in the same period last year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the Indian side has expressed its unwillingness to buy electricity from hydropower projects built in Nepal with direct investments from China.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Nepal and India have held important discussions and agreed on eight various topics in the energy sector.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4:  Nepal and India have inked a long-term agreement on electricity trade today. Secretaries of both countries signed the document in the presence of Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Shakti Bahadur Basnet.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: In the second draft of the 16th Plan (Fiscal Year 2024/25-2028/29), the National Planning Commission (NPC) has set a target of generating 11,769 megawatts of electricity in the next five years.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: There are indications that the government is going to take a tough stance on the dedicated and trunk line electricity dispute, which has persisted for eight years. On Thursday, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal directed the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation to recover Rs 20 billion in arrears from the users of dedicated and trunk lines.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Nepal, which used to export electricity to India during the rainy season, has started buying it from India with the onset of winter.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Bangladesh government has given the official nod to purchase 40 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has exported electricity worth Rs 12.5 billion to India in the past four months.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Bangladesh government has decided to import 40 MW of electricity from Nepal. A meeting of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday gave in-principle approval to the proposal to import electricity from Nepal.

As Nepal's electricity export to India surges to over Rs 12.50 billion in the first four months of the current fiscal year, it is high time for the nation to recognize the gold mine lying in its hydropower potential.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal exported electricity worth over Rs 12.50 billion to India in the first four months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: On the day of Laxmi Puja of this year's Tihar, the peak demand for electricity in the country was recorded at 1,438 megawatts.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Nepal exported electricity worth Rs 11.80 billion to India during the peak production season this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Nepal's electricity exports have seen a substantial surge, with the total value of exports reaching Rs 4.2 billion rupees in the month of Asoj (mid-September to mid-October).

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: In order to strengthen the electricity transmission and distribution system within the country, the construction of 400 kV Inaruwa Substation has been completed in Bhokraha Narsingh Rural Municipality-4 of Sunsari. The construction of the second largest 400 kV substation of Nepal, based on the Gas Insulated System (GIS), was completed and operated (charged) on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Nepal's electricity is currently being sold in India's 'Day Ahead' market at a rate of Rs 16 per unit. According to data from India's Energy Exchange (IEX) market, electricity is being traded at a price of 10 Indian rupees per unit on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The construction of the Kaligandaki Corridor transmission line has been successfully completed. The 220-kV double circuit transmission line is expected to contribute to improving the national electricity grid system.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Minister for Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, has directed the concerned bodies to make preparations to implement the 'Energy Development Roadmap and Action Plan-2080'.

BANKE, Sept 27: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Shakti Bahadur Basnet today said there would be no problem of electricity to run industries.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Mahaprasad Adhikari has expressed confidence that Nepal's trade deficit can be significantly alleviated through the annual export of electricity valued at Rs 1.2-1.3 trillion.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17 : After the onset of the rainy season, Nepal has been selling electricity worth Rs 110 million on a daily basis to India.

KATHMANDU, Sep 5: India's cabinet has granted approval for the purchase of 10,000 megawatts of electricity from Nepal, marking a major milestone in bilateral cooperation. This agreement on electricity trade had been a priority for Nepal, and it has now received the green light, three months after the initial proposal.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: A multi-party agreement to facilitate the supply of electricity from Nepal to Bangladesh has been reached. According to government officials, Nepal has defined the deal as 'a preliminary agreement' with Nepal, India and Bangladesh parties to it.

TIKAPUR, Aug 16: Kailali district has been facing scorching heat and the fear of flood for the past couple of weeks. People are being scared of a possible flash flood no sooner than it starts raining in the district.

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, July 12: Lack of proper planning for energy management has led to wastage of large amounts of produced electricity, while the needy people have been deprived from having adequate availability of energy in their areas.

LUMBINI, June 21: “It has been around 20 days since I have not been able to sell a single handicraft item. There is no alternative business. I am finding it hard to sustain livelihood,” said Bishnu Bahadur Basnet, who runs a handicraft business at Lumbini Bus Park. He is struggling to pay shutter rent, electricity and water bills as his business is now down.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Nepal has started exporting its produced electricity to India, with an increased production of hydroelectricity following a rise in water level in the rivers.

MUGU, June 10: A youth has been electrocuted while fishing in the river using electricity.

A Landmark Agreement

June 3, 2023 07:30 am

The long-term energy agreement reached between Nepal and India marks a significant milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries. India’s commitment to purchase 10,000 megawatts of electricity from Nepal over the next decade paves the way for harnessing Nepal’s immense hydro potential and ensures a guaranteed market for its electricity.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Government has aimed to extend electricity access to cent percent population in the next two years.

KATHMANDU, May 29:  In order to provide access to electricity to 100 percent of the population within the next two years, the government is preparing to expand the technology related to renewable energy such as micro and small hydropower and solar and wind energy to households in remote areas that do not have access to the national transmission line.

The past year was marked by high hopes for achieving a notable goal in the energy business, in line with the aspirations of the nation. The achievements of last year have largely established the confidence that the development of the energy sector can make the nation prosperous.

KATHMANDU, April 23: While industrialists have been complaining about power cuts for up to 12 hours a day for the past few weeks, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) says the problem will last only for a short-term.

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.

Nepal's electricity production has reached a milestone of 2,689.83 MW, and the capacity is expected to cross 2,800 MW by the end of the current fiscal year. This achievement is a testament to the country's progress in the power sector, thanks to both the public and private sector's contributions.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The private sector power producers contributed an additional 552 MW of electricity to the national grid during the past one year.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The 44 MW Super Madi Hydroelectric Project has started supplying its 15 MW of electricity to the national grid since Saturday.

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, March 18: India has agreed to expand transmission lines along the Nepal-India border towards the Indian side facilitating Nepal for cross-border electricity trade.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Nepal has opened up the possibility to export electricity to other states of India besides Bihar.

KATHMANDU, March 10: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) had set a target of generating 811 megawatts of electricity in the current fiscal year and connecting it to the national transmission system.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Electricity generated from the Solukhola Dudhkoshi Hydropower Project has been connected to the national grid.

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 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.

In the first three months of the current financial year, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has earned a profit of about Rs 8.5 billion.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), in a bid to increase electricity consumption throughout the country, is upgrading transmission lines in a number of Terai-based districts.

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

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.