KATHMANDU, July 26: Newly-appointed Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal on Sunday directed the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to recover the long pending dues of dedicated feeders and trunk lines from industrialists.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Officials of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) have called on Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal to resolve the ongoing trunk and dedicated line tariff dispute as soon as possible.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Attempts by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to resolve the tariff dispute over the use of dedicated and trunk lines have failed this time as well. Although the NEA has announced an installment plan to pay the arrears to resolve the long-standing tariff dispute between some industrialists and NEA, only two industries have applied for that. The deadline to apply was mid-July.

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.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has written once again to the industrialists with the dues of dedicated feeders and trunk lines to clear the dues by the end of this fiscal year or face disconnection for defying the notice.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has started purchasing electricity directly from the Indian Energy Exchange market at competitive rates.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) can now access the Indian market to purchase electricity at competitive prices set by the free market, with the Indian government incorporating the power-utility authority of Nepal as a member of NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd, India.

KATHMANDU, April 14: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has signed an agreement with a Chinese contractor for the supply, delivery, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations at 50 locations in the country’s seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The government has appointed Hitendra Dev Shakya as the managing director of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) for four years.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), in a bid to control electricity leakage and improve service flow, has started signing performance agreements with the chiefs of distribution and customer service centers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Three trade unions at Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) on Monday submitted a memorandum to the NEA’s management to recover the dues from the industries which used electricity from the dedicated feeders and trunk lines after the power utility authority failed to take action against them.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) has asked the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to ensure an uninterrupted supply of power in the country while keeping the consumers informed with timely notices.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has received permission to import additional 15 MW of electricity from Tanakpur point of India. The Central Electricity Authority of India (CEA) on Friday gave permission to the NEA to bring additional electricity from Tanakpur. The NEA is currently importing up to 70 MW electricity from Tanakpur.

RASUWA, Jan 7: The upgradation work of the Syafru-Rasuwagadhi road section connecting Rasuwagadhi checkpoint will start from April.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Amid rising concerns and warnings by people not to take the country back to the 'dark age' again, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has clarified that the ongoing power interruptions are not because of load-shedding and that load-shedding will not be imposed now or in the future. Issuing a press release, it has urged consumers, media and journalists 'to understand that load-shedding ended three years ago and will not come back since NEA has been working dedicatedly to ensure smooth power supply'.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Rajani Maharjan of Kirtipur wonders if the ongoing random power cuts are intentional attempts of the Nepal Electricity Board (NEA) to take back the country to an era of load shedding. Since the last two weeks, things have gone worse in the Kirtipur area, and she wonders if 'this is just a trailer of the next chapter of dark age'. She is 'pretty sure' that mafias are super active and says it is upon the public to scrutinize the NEA and the government.

We refuse to believe that NEA that provided uninterrupted power supply for the last four years under the leadership of Kul Man Ghising cannot do so now.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Import of electricity from India has reached 44 percent of the total electricity consumption with a drop in production and a soaring demand for energy amid notable fall in temperature level.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Nepal is preparing to export 30 MW of electricity to India from next June.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: As many as 2,000 road lights will be installed at various sensitive areas of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: The 33/11 kV substation of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) set up in Lakuri area in Rolpa district has been fully charged.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 9: Tens of thousands of households in several parts of Nepalgunj have been deprived of power supply as the ongoing electrification projects have not yet been completed.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21:The government has asked all concerned to report to Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun’s Personal Secretariat or the central office of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) if there is disruption in the power supply without a notice in advance.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has managed to earn a profit of Rs 11.6 billion in the last fiscal year 2019/20, according to the financial statement made public on the occasion of its 35th anniversary.

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, July 27: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has increased the capacity of its substations at Damak in Jhapa and Bardaghat in Nawalparasi to make the power supply systematic, reliable and effective.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has decided to exempt late charges on electricity bills if consumers are able to clear the outstanding due by July 22.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Around 800,000 households who are Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) consumers are likely to get electricity for free.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has made online meter reading available for its consumers. With the lockdown into effect, the NEA staffers are unable to visit houses for meter reading.

Anxiety of surplus electricity

May 22, 2020 14:00 pm

It’s a bare fact that our hydropower projects are spilling during off-peak hours from May to November and it is triggered by either snowmelt runoff or monsoon precipitation. The situation of having electric power or energy to generate more than the domestic demand of the country, as of now, may be of two types: daily surplus or seasonal surplus. As per the simulation results based on certain assumptions of commissioning hydropower projects, Nepal will be in the state of seasonal surplus till the year 2027 from which Nepal will be a pure exporter of power on RoY (Round-the-Year) basis.

KATHMANDU, April 9: The halt in industrial activities in the country due to the ongoing lockdown is expected to cause Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) a monthly loss of around Rs 2 billion.

BUTWAL, Feb 29: Entrepreneurs of Rupandehi have warned of protest after the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) issued a 35-day notice to submit the dues stating that the entrepreneurs of the Butwal-Bhairahawa industrial corridor were supplied electricity through the trunk line.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has reduced the electricity leakage by 9.75% in the first six months of the current fiscal year, down from 11.28% that persisted in the last fiscal year. The NEA set a target to reduce electricity leakage to 8.5% in this fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has taken initiative to resolve differences with locals of Gorkha who have been obstructing construction of 220 kV double-circuit Marsyangdi Corridor Electricity Transmission Line.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: In a bid to upgrade its distribution system in the Kathmandu Valley, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has started the process of laying underground electric cables in number of locations of the Valley.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The government has expedited the process to procure a security printing press worth billions of rupees without competitive bidding process in the name of government to government (G2G) deal.

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.

NEA employees launch new campaign

December 20, 2019 19:07 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) National Employees Union has launched the 'Smooth Service, Clean NEA' national campaign.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is planning to add new transformers as a strategy to increase the power consumption. The NEA came up with such plan to maintain the electrical load to 50% to let the consumers use as much electricity as they need.

NEA mulls 15% power tariff hike

November 14, 2019 07:35 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is mulling a hike in electricity tariff at a time when the government is trying to reduce fuel imports and check the ever-widening trade deficit through increased production and use of electricity.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Tihar, also known as Deepawali or the festival of lights started today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is planning to sign performance agreement with its staff to control power leakage and bring improvements in the service delivery and customer service.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority Kulman Ghising has said that Nepal is gradually heading towards becoming self-reliant in electricity.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23:With elimination of load-shedding, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has now shifted its focus on construction of transmission line and substations across the country for smooth power supply.

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

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has announced that landlords cannot charge their tenants higher tariff on electricity than the normal charges set by the authority.

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

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has announced that digitizing its services will be the priority of the state-owned power authority for the current fiscal year.

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