KATHMANDU, August 28: The Trishuli Hospital in Nuwakot has started producing energy from the waste generated by the hospital. The bio-degradable waste from the hospital has been used to produce energy (methane gas) through a biogas plant.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has started exporting 364 MW of electricity to India from today. NEA started selling the surplus electricity in the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) market at a competitive rate from June 2.

Enduring long hours of load-shedding everyday for over a decade, Nepal became free from the problem of power blackout only a couple of years ago. And today, perhaps for the first time in its history, the country produces 2150MW of electricity, against the present peak demand of around 1500 MW. This has heightened the country’s hydro hopes in terms of both domestic consumption and exporting the surplus power to neighboring India and Bangladesh – the best way to address the perennial problem of widening trade deficit.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The construction of four substations under the Marsyangdi Corridor 220 KV transmission line project is going on in full swing. Under the project, 220 KV substations are being constructed in New Bharatpur of Chitwan, Udipur of Lamjung and Khudi and Dharapani of Manang.

Ambassador of Austria to Nepal, Katharina Wieser, paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal today.

KATHMANDU, March 16: The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI) has sought a budget of Rs 113 billion from the government for the fiscal year 2022/23, which is Rs 10 billion more than the amount allocated in the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The production by hydropower projects in Ilam and Panchthar districts has declined by more than half. The production has decreased by more than half as the water level in the rivers in the district has receded in winter.

The Nepal Electricity Authority is now in a position to sell its surplus energy. The countries of South Asia are some of the poorest countries, which aspire to high economic growth to improve the quality of life in the coming years. However, the unavailability of reliable and adequate electricity is one of the major obstacles to realizing their economic potential.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sought to promote cleaner cooking and heating solutions to the people from developing member countries (DMCs), who are living without access to modern energy systems.

PM Oli inaugurates the country’s biggest substation

​73.26 percent financial progress and 75.3 percent physical progress achieved in  energy related projects

Staying energized

January 31, 2020 11:40 am

There might have been days when you have felt so tired in the middle of a workday that all you wanted to do was go home and curl up in bed. Fatigue is quite common especially in today’s context when people aren’t extremely aware of what they are putting into their bodies and have hectic schedules to boot. Here’s what you can do to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.

Province 5 organizing investment summit

January 28, 2020 10:24 am

RUPANDEHI, Jan 28: The Province 5 government is all set to organize an investment summit in April to attract investment in the province.

RASUWA, Nov 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsaman Pun jointly inaugurated the Upper Trishuli 3A hydropower project on Monday.

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

Nepal’s solar aspirations

August 19, 2019 01:30 am

Planned and sustainable development of solar energy as part of a larger green energy development plan can truly help Nepal accelerate its action for cleaner planet

KATHMANDU, May 25: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun participated in the High-Level Dialogue on the implementation of the global plan of action of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) 2014-2024: A Mid-point Review organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in New York on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun has asserted that Nepal and Bangladesh share bilateral and multilateral level cooperation in the field of energy. At a Nepal-Bangladesh Business Forum organized by the Bangladeshi Embassy here today, Minister Pun said that bilateral relations between Nepal and Bangladesh have been further bolstered since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1972.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering in a new professional network launched today in Kathmandu to promote more female practitioners in South Asia’s energy and power sector.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, has urged the Japanese government to increase investment in energy and hydropower sector.

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

Nepal, China agree to expedite past deals

December 14, 2018 08:03 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Nepal and China have agreed to expedite the implementation of past agreements and understandings and prioritize projects under bilateral co-operation.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The international donor agencies have been urged to extend support for achieving the government’s main motto of ‘Happy Nepali, Prosperous Nepal’ through sustainable development of energy.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: An interaction program on the topic of ‘Nepal-China Economic Co-operation Forum: Prospects of Investment in Nepal’s Energy Sector’ was held in Beijing today at the aegis of the Embassy of Nepal, in collaboration with China Association for International Economic Co-operation.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The meeting of the Nepal-China Energy Mechanism has started here from today to pursue bilateral partnership and cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector in an effective manner.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The first meeting of the joint steering committee formed for energy cooperation between Nepal and China is scheduled to take place in Kathmandu on September 27-28.

Preparation to generate energy from waste

September 10, 2018 12:45 pm

TULSIPUR, Sept 10: In an effort to manage wastes efficiently, the Ghorrahi sub-metropolis is making necessary preparation to generate energy from perishable waste.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

KANCHANPUR, Aug 4: The Bhimdutta Municipality is to produce energy from the solid waste produced by the municipality folks.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Israeli Ambassador to Nepal Benny Omer paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Singh Pun here today.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Israeli Ambassador to Nepal Benny Omer paid a courtesy call on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Singh Pun here today.

KATHMANDU, July 25: A team of international researchers have underscored the need of providing access to quality energy to people from disadvantaged groups and remote areas to improve their livelihood.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, and Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Peter Budd, held discussion on the matters of collaboration in energy and hydropower sector.

KATHMANDU, July 2: The government has urged the Japanese government to provide support in Nepal's energy sector.

Realizing energy potential

June 12, 2018 01:30 am

Nepal’s approach to developing its hydro-power for export to India appears to have missed the larger context of India’s developments

KATHMANDU, May 31: Chief Minister of Province 7 Trilochan Bhatta and German Ambassador to Nepal Roland Schäfer on Wednesday jointly launched Renewable Energy for Rural Areas (RERA) program amidst a function in Dhangadhi—the provincial capital.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 9: CPN (Maoist Center)'s chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the party has focused its energy and strength entirely on attaining economic development in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has said that the government will build the 1200 MW Budhigandaki Hydropower Project on its own and the tender process for the project will begin from next fiscal year. Budhigandaki is currently the only ready-to-implement reservoir-based hydropower project. The project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) and tender documents are ready, according to officials.

Water-smart energy choices

April 16, 2018 00:30 am

True energy security is possible only in the context of resource, climate, and environmental sustainability. The global focus obscures these critical linkages

One particular dam project, the $2.5-billion Budhi Gandaki project, on a river by the same name in central-western Nepal, is increasingly becoming the centrepiece of this tug-of-war between Delhi and Beijing.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The fifth international conference on developments in renewable energy technology concluded here today with nine suggestions including declaring the 'Energy Decade' from 2075 BS to 2085 BS as a long-term vision.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The fifth international conference on developments in renewable energy technology concluded here today with nine suggestions including declaring the 'Energy Decade' from 2075 BS to 2085 BS as a long-term vision.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barsha Man Pun, has announced to provide round-the-clock supply of electricity to industries after mid-May.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barsha Man Pun, has announced to provide round-the-clock supply of electricity to industries after mid-May.

Tapping into sustainable energy

March 9, 2018 09:00 am

“It’s a wonder,” he said, pointing at a small solar device laid on top of a tin roof of a makeshift shed he has been living in for more than two years. Megha Nath, 70, has lived through the darkest and the brightest of times in this village of Bahrabise of Sindhupalchok district, around 90 kilometers away from Kathmandu. “There was a time when there was no source of light. When children had to do homework, they did it during the day,” he said speaking of the ‘dark’ days.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Women, the poor and excluded groups face various structural barriers in fully benefiting from Nepal’s energy sector, according to a new report of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The recently released report entitled ‘Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment of the Energy Sector’ assesses the status of energy access in Nepal, and their implications for women and the socially excluded.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Women, the poor, and excluded groups face various structural barriers, preventing them from benefiting from Nepal’s energy sector, said a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa was given formal farewell today from the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Urban Development.

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.