KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Executive Director Kulman Ghising has instructed the contractor company to complete the construction of the 111 MW Rasuwagadhi, 42.5 MW Sanjen and 14.8 MW Upper Sanjen hydropower projects which are being constructed under the leadership of the Chilime Hydropower Company as soon as possible.
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, Nov 3: After years-long efforts made by the Government of Nepal, the doors have now been opened to sell electricity produced in Nepal to the Indian market. Earlier, India used to take only the surplus electricity from Nepal. Now, electricity generated in Nepal has been allowed to be sold at competitive rates in the Indian market.
KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)’s Managing Director Kulman Ghising on Tuesday assured that there will not be load-shedding during Tihar as the country currently has electricity production more than the demand.
KATHMANDU, OCT 17: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has brought into operation the switching station in Dhading district which will be supplying electricity to the Huaxin Cement factory that is on construction stage in the district.
KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has backed down from its decision to remove the internet cables from electricity poles after the government entity drew widespread criticism for its move.
KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The tussle between Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and internet service providers (ISPs) has once again hit the internet users after the state-owned power utility started removing internet transmission cables from the electricity poles throughout the country from Saturday.
KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has proposed increasing the demand charge for industrial customers by Rs 100 per kV per month. At a public hearing organized by the Electricity Regulatory Commission on Thursday, NEA Managing Director Kulman Ghising said that NEA is planning to increase the demand charges for industrial and commercial sectors.
KATHMANDU, September 22: The Federation of Computer Association of Nepal (CAN Federation) has urged the government bodies concerned to adopt flexible policies to check the possible rise in internet prices being sought by the internet service provider (ISP) companies.
KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has taken initiative to ensure early completion of the ongoing transmission and distribution lines and substation projects in order to ensure availability of the required amount of electricity to the big industries as a part of its plan to increase power consumption.
PARBAT, Sept 17: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Parbat Distribution Center, has started a campaign to cut the electricity supply of the consumers who have not paid their bills even 60 days after the issuance of the bills.
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has floated a proposal for mutual seasonal power exchange with the Indian State of Bihar in order to export surplus electricity during the rainy season and import electricity in winter.
KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The hearing on the writ petition filed at the Supreme Court against the appointment of Kulman Ghising as the managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), has been put off once again.
KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana will look into a writ petition filed at the Supreme Court against the appointment of Kulman Ghising to the post of managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). CJ Rana assigned the writ petition to himself on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, August 25: The Supreme Court has asked the government to submit the original file including the decision regarding the appointment of Kulman Ghising as the Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
KATHMANDU, August 18: The hearings on a writ petition filed against the appointment of Kulman Ghising as the new managing director of Nepal electricity Authority (NEA) by former NEA managing director Hitendradev Shakya will be conducted by a Supreme Court bench led by Justice Kumar Regmi. Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana scheduled the petition to be heard under Regmi’s bench on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, August 6: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has advised the industrialists and businessmen to pay the arrears for consuming electricity from the trunk line and dedicated feeder or go through the legal process for a review. According to NEA, the industrialists and businessmen have not paid around Rs 10 billion for electricity from trunk lines and dedicated feeders.
KATHMANDU, August 5: Nepal Electricity Authority Managing Director Hitendra Dev Shakya has warned to go to court if the government decided to forcibly dismiss him. Shakya made the remarks a day after Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal asked him to resign.
KATHMANDU, August 3: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal, to appoint former managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Kul Man Ghishing, to the post again.
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, 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, 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 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.
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.
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.