KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has asked the Indonesian Ambassador to Nepal to facilitate bringing in Indonesian investment to Nepal's hydropower and tourism sectors.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is signing power purchase agreements (PPAs) with hydropower projects for the production of around 1,500 MW hydroelectricity.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Saying that some “fake” developers were holding licenses for hydropower projects worth some 1,600 MW but doing nothing in terms of power production, the government has said it will scrap such licenses as the developers have shown apathy to build these projects.

KATHMANDU, August 24: The Agriculture, Cooperative and Natural Resources Committee under the House of Representatives has directed the government agencies concerned to immediately implement the recommendations made by the on-site monitoring report of Tanahun Hydropower Project and Rahuganga Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, July 26: A total of seven hydropower projects with a capacity totaling 115.89 MW received feasibility study licenses in the past three months.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Around 88 percent construction work of Super Dordi ‘B’ Hydropower Project in Lamjung has been completed.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The government issued new licenses, including permits for survey and construction, to 56 hydropower companies that have planned to produce 1,587 MW of electricity in total, in the fiscal year 2021/22.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The government has approved an investment worth Rs 25.92 billion to build two hydropower projects.

LUMBINI, May 16: A bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to be held here this afternoon would focus on the construction of hydropower projects, development of physical infrastructure of Nepal and expansion of connectivity.

Gandaki Province counts on the recently-built international airport in Pokhara, under-construction roads connecting it to the country's both southern and northern neighbors, hydroelectricity projects in different parts of the province, and its immense tourism potential to embark on the journey to prosperity.

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, March 12: Almost half of the construction work of the 900-MW Arun-III Hydropower Project has been completed.

KATHMANDU, March 9: An additional 27 megawatt of hydroelectric power will be added to the national grid by April-end this year with the Dordi Khola Hydropower Project (DKHP) reaching almost the final stage of completion of its construction.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Work on the 37 MW Upper Trishuli 3B Hydropower Project under-construction in Rasuwa and Nuwakot under the People's Hydropower Program has gained momentum. The overall physical construction progress of the project, which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, has reached 58 percent so far.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The Department of Electricity Development (DoED) is carrying out the feasibility studies of four hydroelectricity projects with an accumulative capacity of 1,371.85 MW.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal said that the share of electric energy in the energy consumed in the country will be increased.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The landslides and floods in the past few days have caused damages worth an estimated Rs 10 billion to a number of private hydropower projects, said hydropower producers.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Likhu-4 Hydropower Project has witnessed some serious damage in its structure at a time when the project is all set to start a production test, raising questions on the quality of work in the engineering of the hydropower projects being constructed by some private companies.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Foreign investors have pledged an investment of Rs 515 billion in projects related to the hydropower and energy sector. But the stakeholders have failed to bring in the investment as pledged by foreign investors.

LAMJUNG, Jan 20: Five hydropower projects are under construction in the district at the total cost of Rs 23 billion. These hydel projects are based in Dordikhola and Dordi corridor.

TIKAPUR, Jan 6: The construction of powerhouse under hydropower component of Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project is moving ahead at a fast pace.

MAKAWANPUR, Aug 22: The Kulekhani Third Hydropower Project is generating 14-MW electricity before Dashain festival that falls on early weeks of October. The project being constructed at Bhimphedi rural municipality-1, Sanotar in Makawanpur is contributing 14-MW to the national grid.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Expanding its various business ventures under its welfare activities, the Nepal Army (NA) is preparing to run pharmaceutical companies in the near future, a top army official said on Friday. Brigadier General Sagar Bahadur KC, who heads the Welfare Planning Directorate of Nepal Army, said they are currently making necessary preparation to establish such companies to manufacture vital medicines within the country.

PANCHTHAR, Aug 7: Construction of Iwakhola Hydropower Project (9.9 MW) has been completed.

SINDHUPALCHWOK, July 8: Two construction workers went missing while two others sustained injuries due to floods triggered by incessant rainfall in Sindhupalchok district on Saturday night. The injured workers -- Kami Tamang and Pembathokel Sherpa, who were rescued using the long line technique -- were airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Nepal and Bangladesh were agreed to jointly invest in the feasible hydropower project in Nepal.

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.

GORKHA, May 23: The locals of Gorkha displaced by the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project have expressed dissatisfaction regarding the land allocation by the project to rehabilitate them.re

KATHMANDU, May 11: Excess electricity generation from hydroelectricity plants of Nepal can potentially displace the costlier thermal power generation of India, according to a study report.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The 220-KW Upper Trishuli 3 A Hydropower Project is to go for test transmission from Sunday.

DOTI, April 30: Uncertainty has loomed large over the construction of West Seti Hydropower Project which was to be built in Talara of Adarsha rural municipality and Dhungad area of Baitadi district.

DOLAKHA, April 23: The contractor of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is beginning the installation of penstock pipes in the lower vertical shaft of the mega hydropower project from May 5.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Two 'sick' hydropower projects being developed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) are on the last leg of construction. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has said that Kulekhani III and Upper Trishuli 3A will start power generation by mid-July.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that an environment where all Nepalis could consider an investment in the hydropower project has been created in the country.

Something is not right

March 24, 2019 02:05 am

Nepal’s fast flowing rivers offer a tremendous resource to generate clean renewable energy that can fuel its inclusive growth. That is a double bonanza given how other energy sources are contributing to climate change—increasing the risks to lives and livelihoods around the world.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli bought 10,000 points share of the Trishuli III 'B' hydropower project as part of the launch of 'people's hydroelectricity programme'.

RASUWA, Feb 24: Construction work for Rasuwa-based Upper Sanjen Hydroelectricity Project is 80 percent complete, and is moving forward at a sound pace that would possibly see the project being completed by the end of this year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Work at the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project (UTHP) remained standstill for about a year due to non-performance of an Indian contractor. The mega infrastructure project, which is being built by mobilizing domestic resources, is in the last leg of construction now.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government has launched a program to mobilize funds of general public for hydropower development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government is launching a program to mobilize funds of general public for hydropower development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Parbat Paiyunkhola Hydropower Company Pvt Ltd has achieved financial closure to build Setikhola Small Hydropower Project (3.5 MW) in Parbat district.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Parbat Paiyunkhola Hydropower Company Pvt Ltd has achieved financial closure to build Setikhola Small Hydropower Project (3.5 MW) in Parbat district.

SYANGJA, Jan 27: The people affected by the Kaligandaki 'A' Hydropower at Beltari area in Syangja district have demonstrated by putting forth various demands.

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.

BETRAWATI, Jan. 3: Power generation from Trishuli Hydropower Centre in Nuwakot district has disrupted following a fire in the powerhouse occurred last evening.

ANDRITZ organizes customer day in Nepal

December 12, 2018 09:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: ANDRITZ organized its 3rd Customer Day for Hydropower in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barsha Man Pun, and Austrian ambassador to Nepal, Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer, jointly inaugurated the program.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Minister for Energy Barshaman Pun has urged the Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in Nepal's hydropower sector.

MYAGDI, Oct 1: Locals have halted works at the project site of Mristikhola Hydropower Project (42 MW) at Narchyang village in Annapurna Rural Municipality-4.

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.