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Families affected by Dudh Koshi Hydropower Project demand resettlement : The project is estimated to displace 162 houses including 80 Majhi households, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 31/12/2020)

MoF signs loan agreement with ADB for grid modernisation (ht 31/12/2020)

Electricity imports from India reach 44 percent of the total consumption amid soaring demand for energy (rep 27/12/2020)

Access to electricity is making new entrepreneurs in rural areas : As electricity reaches rural areas at affordable rates, local communities are utilising the resource for income generating activities, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/12/2020)

Investment pledges in hydro projects drop (ht 24/12/2020)

Nepal, India close to finalising regulatory modality for power trade (kp 12/12/2020)

Middle Bhotekoshi hydropower in limbo even 3 years after deadline expiry : Govt mulling to scrap contract awarded to Chinese company Guangxi Hydroelectric (kh 10/12/2020)

Solar energy : Nepal’s most sustainable resource, by Andrew Blakers and Sunil Prasad Lohani (ht 01/12/2020)

People in Ilam benefit from green electricity (kh 28/11/2020)

NEA starts adopting technology for efficient power supply (ht 27/11/2020)

10 MW solar plant to be installed at Gautam Buddha Airport (rep 2/11/2020), Plan to run Bhairahawa international airport entirely on solar power gathers momentum : The solar plant is estimated to cost nearly $10 million, or $1 million per megawatt, and will take around six months to complete, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/11/2020)

Bajhang villagers await electricity connection, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 25/11/2020)

250 MW Of Electricity To Be Imported From India For Winter (rn 22/11/2020)

Budhiganga Municipality gets power connection (kh 22/11/20209

Around 3,000 Houses In Panchthar Illuminated (rn 21/11/2020)

Tamor-Mewa Hydel Project To Be Constructed In Taplejung  (rn 19/11/2020)

Dhalkebar substation charged at full capacity (ht 13/11/2020), Manage surplus power : We need a plan to make full use of all available electricity in the country or look for ways to export it (ht 19/11/2020)

Shakya appointed NEA’s officiating managing director (ht 10/11/2020) [This is not against the qualification of Mr Shakya, but the question remains why the tenure of the most qualified person for the job was not extended in a Trumpian way of procedure!]

Construction of hydro projects delayed in Lamjung district (ht 08/11/2020)

Tarakhola Becoming Hydropower ‘Hub’; Four Mega Projects To Be Added (rn 05/11/2020)

Agreement signed for construction of mini-grid project (ht 01/11/2020)

Foundation stone laid for 40-MW Upper Chameliya project (kh 18/10/2020)

Decade-old rural electrification project making slow progress, by Madhu Shahi, Rupa Gahatraj and Sanju Paudel (kp 14/10/2020)

Solu Corridor transmission line project to resume work (rep 14/10/2020)

Electricity tariff will be reduced next year: Energy Minister Pun (kh 13/10/2020)

Coming clean on energy in South Asia : South Asian economies are growing at a rapid pace, but so are their carbon footprints, by Pramod Rijal (kp 07/10/2020)

Construction Of Kalanga Hydropower At Final Stage, To Produce 65 MW Electricity From February, by Shailendra Rokaya (rn 06/10/2020)

Process To Fix Compensation For Land To Build Dam In Sunkoshi Initiated, by Babau Ram Devkota (rn 29/09/2020)

27 MWs of power to be added to national grid by January (rep 29/09/2020)

DHN receives license to develop 70MW Dudhkoshi-2 (rep 29/09/2020)

Construction of 40 MW Upper Chameliya Hydropower project starts (rep 27/09/2020)

Prabhu Bank executes financial closure for Super Ankhu Khola Hydro Project (kh 27/09/2020)

Nepal will never experience load-shedding again: Kulman Ghising, by Anjali Subedi (rep 26/09/2020)

Energy minister directs NEA to address power outage problem (rep 25/09/2020) [???]

Solu corridor transmission line project deadline extended for the fourth time (kp 14/09/2020)

Micro hydroplants destined for oblivion in rural Nepal : The Nepal Electricity Authority will shut them down after connecting villages to the national grid as part of the government’s electricity roadmap, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 03/09/2020)

Upper Dordi ‘A’ hydel project in final phase (kh 26/08/2020)

Kulman Ghising’s tenure at NEA in doubt: Man credited with ending power cuts may not get an extension next month, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 21/08/2020) [Not competence and and correctness have priority in Nepal's political decisions, but nepotism, partisanship, corruption ability and ethnicity!], First came candles then came Kool Man, by Jackie Taylor (ae 11/09/2020) [Incompetent Oli and his incompetent government and party do not want competent administrators to stay in office!!], Four-year tenure of Kulman Ghising ends (ht), #ThankYouKulman trends on social media as NEA MD Kulman Ghising retires (ht) [Thank you, incompetent Oli government, for dismissing the country's most competent administrator!],
Ghising says NEA faces massive managerial challenges (rep 16/09/2020), Youths stage demonstration demanding Ghising’s reappointment as NEA MD (rep 17/09/2020), Transformer Man
Kulman Ghising should not be renewed as MD, he can be an MP
(nt 18/09/2020)

Landslide damage holds up Kali Gandaki transmission corridor project progress: The delay means that 19 megawatts produced by the Thapa Khola and Ghalemdi plants will go to waste, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 18/08/2020)

Over 86 percent households have now access to electricity through national grid (rep 15/08/2020)

NEA will cut power supply to consumers not paying electricity bills for two months (rep 10/08/2020)

NEA Makes Notable Progress In Capital Expenditure, Power Generation (rn 04/08/2020), NEA projects achieve 81 pc financial and 82 pc physical progress (rep 04/08/2020)

NEA falls short of its target to expand electrification, blames coronavirus for the failure (rep 03/08/2020)

Electricity going to waste for lack of power lines, auditor general says: Private power producers incurring losses amounting to more than Rs 382 million annually, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/07/2020)

NEA allowed to trade power with India, Bangladesh (ht 23/07/2020)

Power supply disrupted for 15 days in western Myagdi (rep 23/07/2020)

Govt yet to take 50pc ownership of Khimti hydel (ht 13/07/2020)

Hydropower plants temporarily halt output as floods wreak havoc across Nepal: The loss in output was offset by electricity imports from India (kp 11/07/2020)

Workers finish installing penstock shaft at Upper Tamakoshi project: The 456 megawatt plant is likely to begin production in October, making Nepal an energy surplus country (kp 02/07/2020)

ADB approves $200 million loan to modernize power supply, distribution system in Nepal: The project is aligned with the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation program on intraregional power trade through cross-border power exchange (kp 30/06/2020)

Electricity regulatory body releases new power tariff rates:  Abolishes dedicated feeder, trunk line system;  Rate for charging electric vehicles fixed (ht 18/06/2020)

Power authority set to lose Rs 25bn annually: Govt fails to address electricity demand with wrong taxation (ht 17/06/2020)

MoEWRI allocates Rs 40 billion for transmission line projects (ht 17/06/2020)

Energy consumption up as industries resume (ht 14/06/2020)

New NERC directives to allow merger of hydropower firms (ht 07/06/2020)

1.25 MW Solar Energy Added To National Grid  (rn 04/06/2020)

IPPs threaten to halt power generation (ht 03/06/2020)

8,00,000 customers to enjoy free electricity (kh 01/06/2020)

Nepal Electricity Authority to launch mobile app on Tuesday (ht 31/05/2020)

How can we revive the energy sector post-COVID-19?, by Samrat KC (rep 31/05/2020)

Budget to promote green energy (rep 28/05/2020)

Construction work at Mid-Tamor project goes on despite lockdown: The 73 megawatt hydropower plant in Taplejung is slated to be completed next year, by Ananda Gautam (kp 26/05/2020)

Anxiety of surplus electricity: If NEA cannot sell the surplus electricity generated in the wet season, it will be unavoidably bound to incur huge financial losses, by Prabal Adhikari (rep 23/05/2020)

Construction of hydels with total capacity of 3,000MW stalled (ht 22/05/2020)

Hydel-affected locals seek compensation amid lockdown (kp 20/05/2020)

Dudhkoshi reservoir hydro project: Government starts discussion with donor agencies to raise investment (ht 17/05/2020)

Work On Solu Corridor Project Stalled (rn 28/04/2020)

Irrigation projects in priority, no new hydels included (ht 26/04/2020)

New Electricity Bill sent to Parliament for ratification (ht 23/04/2020)

Consumers urged to pay electricity fee: Power utility says it is running out of cash (ht 19/04/2020)

How lockdown is impacting power sector: With businesses and industries closed and economic activities contracted, Nepal’s electricity industry is facing the adverse impacts, by Ram Prasad Dhital and Bibek Raj Kandel (rep 15/04/2020)

NEA to build 1,200MW transmission line on valley outskirts (ht 14/04/2020)

Lack of workers and construction materials affect work at Chilime Trishuli, by Himnath Devkota (rep 14/04/2020)

Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project receives 60 tons of cement after 17 days (rep 12/04/2020)

NEA losing Rs 1.8 billion per month as energy consumption, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 09/04/2020)

Sanjen hydropower project: Blasting for installation of penstock pipe resumes, by Himnath Devkota (rep 06/04/2020)

NEA makes profit of Rs 10.67 billion (rep 04/04/2020)

MoF proposes steep discount on electricity bills of industries operating in off-peak hours (ht 02/04/2020)

After gathering dust for 4 years, induction stoves gifted by China flying off the shelves: Only 742 units remaining (rep 02/04/2020)

Construction of several hydel projects stalled (ht 31/03/2020), Lockdown Halts Construction Of 9 Hydro Projects In Lamjung, by Belina Thapa (rn 31/03/2020)

Government to slash 20 per cent electric tariff for households using upto 150 units: The government has also asked the traders of daily essentials to start home delivery services during the lockdown period, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 27/03/2020)

Electricity demand slumps drastically: NEA implores consumers to ramp up use of electrical appliances (kp 26/03/2020), Demand for electricity falls due to lockdown: NEA reducing imports from India to 50 MW from today (rep 26/03/2020)

ADB, UNDP join hands with AEPC to promote renewable energy (rep 20/03/2020)

Upper Tamakoshi starts headworks tests (ht 16/03/2020), Technical assessment of Upper Tamakoshi dam site begins, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 16/03/2020), Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project successfully tests dam (ht 23/03/2020), Upper Tamakoshi to start generation from mid-June (rep 23/03/2020)

Malaysian firm to invest in Myagdi Khola hydel (ht 15/03/2020)

Dana-Kusma transmission line to come into operation by April (rep 11/03/2020)

West Seti Hydropower Project: Time to revive it, by Uttam Maharjan (ht 10/03/2020)

One-third of Darchula’s population is without electricity: The district produces 46MW of electricity, but over 70 percent of its population are compelled to live in the dark, by Manoj Badu (kp 06/03/2020)

Locals of Sherabesi demand to not build transmission line through residential area: There are around 150 houses and a secondary school in the area that will be affected if the transmission line is to cut through the settlement, say locals, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 03/03/2020)

Coronavirus affects construction of Chilime Trishuli transmission line, by Himnath Devkota (rep 29/02/2020)

Locals obstruct construction of Singati-Lamosanghu transmission line (rep 29/02/2020)

Message from Arun-3 Financial Closure: The most important message of Arun-3 Financial Closure is that international lenders are beginning to trust Nepal for investment. This is remarkable for the country, by Ghanashyam Ojha (rep 24/02/2020)

Foundation for sustainable progress: Improved environmental legislation is needed to portray the consequences of hydroelectric development, by Sanjila Neupane (kp 25/02/2020)

Nepal-China transmission line: Nepal completes load flow test, by Himnath Devkota (ht 23/02/2020)

Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project completes 40% work, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 22/02/2020)

NEA starts laying underground cables in valley (ht 18/02/2020)

Land acquisition process begins at dam site, by Anil Bhandari (rep 17/02/2020)

NEA reduces power leakage to 9.78pc in H1 (ht 17/02/2020)

Blessed by the sun: Nepal should learn from India and China, who have fully adopted solar photovoltaic in their energy mix, by Ramhari Poudyal (kp 17/02/2020)

Lower Arun hydropower project: IBN seeks proposals from three shortlisted companies (ht 16/02/2020)

12 years on, Darkhe Khola hydro project still incomplete, by Suman Malla (rep 16/02/2020)

42,811 wooden poles in use for power transmission in Gandaki Province: The provincial government plans to replace them all with metal or concrete poles in four years, but the work has not gained pace, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 15/02/2020)

Lack of Chinese manpower halts work at hydropower projects (rep 15/02/2020)

Dhunge Sanghu electric sub-station completes 10% work, by Khagendra Adhikari (rep 15/02/2020)

Electricity consumption increases to 267 units (ht 14/02/2020)

Electricity poles were installed seven years ago in Kalimati Rural Municipality, but the villagers are still living in darkness: Most of the poles are already bent with age and neglect, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 13/02/2020)

Budhigandaki Hydropower Project distributes Rs 28 billion compensation, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 13/02/2020)

NEA submits new electricity tariff to NERC for approval (ht 12/02/2020)

Khimti hydropower project: NEA delays process of taking 50pc ownership, by Umesh Poudel (ht 11/02/2020)

Rasuwagadhi Hydropower faces problem in tailrace tunnel digging (rep 11/02/2020)

Government to provide full compensation for land acquired for transmission lines (rep 11/02/2020)

Solar-powered electricity lights up Rupsa village in Kalikot: The solar power was connected to a total of 4,200 households in Rupsa and its outlying villages such as Lalu, Malkot, Kumalgaun and Kotwada, by Tularam Pandey (kp 10/02/2020)

Bangladesh issues letter of intent to purchase 500 MW from Upper Karnali hydro project: The $1.5 billion hydropower project was awarded to India’s GMR Group in 2008 after an international competitive bidding process, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/02/2020)

Nepal, China likely to trade 2,000 MW of electricity by 2030, by Himnath Devkota (rep 09/02/2020)

Arun-3 hydropower project secures Rs 101 billion in financing: As per the agreement reached on Thursday, a consortium of five Indian banks will inject Rs 86 billion, and rest of the fund by two Nepali banks, by Bijay Timalsina (kp 07/02/2020), Arun-III financial closure deal inked: Seven banks agree to invest Rs 101 billion in the project, by Umesh Poudel (ht 07/02/2020), Arun-3 achieves financial closure: 7 banks of Nepal, India to finance 70% of project cost or Rs 78.6 billion, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 07/02/2020)

Regional energy trade, cooperation sought (ht 07/02/2020)

Crucial meetings and projects with China pushed back after coronavirus outbreak: A number of Chinese-funded hydropower plants are likely to be delayed as Chinese workers who went home for the Lunar New Year are under lockdown, by Anil Giri and Sangam Prasain (kp 06/02/2020)

Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project: India allocates Rs 12 billion to finalise DPR (ht 03/02/2020)

NEA proposes power tariff reduction for households, by Umesh Poudel (ht 29/01/2020), NEA proposes tariff reduction for household users (rep 30/01/2020)

Palpa village generates electricity from wind energy, by Mukti Prasad Neupane (rep 28/01/2020)

Projects in Mai Khola basin to add 22 MW to national grid within a year, by Bhim Chapagain (kp 28/01/2020)

Bomb set off at Arun III project site (ht 27/01/2020)

NEA calls tender to instal charging stations (ht 26/01/2020)

Nepal-China Cross-border Transmission Line: Load flow test to be conducted within a month (rep 23/01/2020), DPR of Nepal-China cross-border transmission line near completion (ht 27/01/2020)

Solu hydro project hamstrung by lack of transmission line: The 23.5 megawatt plant located in Solukhumbu district completed a trial run in November., by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 23/01/2020)

To save the earth, Nepal needs to invest in renewables: Nepal’s geographical diversity, natural resources and demographic dividend can be utilised to turn the country carbon neutral, by Girish Chandra Pokharel (kp 22/01/2020)

Marsyangdi-Syuchatar transmission line tower faces risk of landslide (rep 22/01/2020)

1 MW solar plant to be built in Jumla (rep 22/01/2020)

Hotel construction mishap may lead to forced load-shedding (ht 22/01/2020)

Marshyangdi Corridor: Govt initiates process of resuming construction (ht 21/01/2020), NEA requests locals to accept new right of way (rep 21/01/2020)

IBN, Power China ink pact to build 762-MW Tamor hydel (ht 20/01/2020)

Nuwakot, Rasuwa turning into hydro, solar hubs as investors pour money: According to the available data, 1,093 MW of electricity is being generated from Trishuli river alone, by Krishna Thapa (kp 19/01/2020)

NEA starts enhancing its distribution system (rep 17/01/2020)

Chinese firm loses substation contract after being no-show: The substations are part of a power line project to bring electricity from Marsyangdi to Kathmandu, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 15/01/2020)

Upper Tamakoshi likely to miss completion deadline (ht 15/01/2020)

UAE giving $10m in subsidized loans to generate energy from waste (rep 13/01/2020)

Locals obstruct construction of Upper Mailung Hydroelectricity Project, by Himnath Devkota (rep 12/01/2020)

‘Climate change threatens hydropower sector’ (ht 12/01/2020)

Tanahu hydro bogged down in the bidding process: This is the third time the project is inviting global bids to execute an important portion of the $550-million plant, by Prahad Rijal (kp 11/01/2020)

Electricity poles were installed in Rautahat local units, but electric wires yet to be fixed: Locals have started to pressurise the branch office of the Nepal Electricity Authority to install electric wires on the poles, by Shiva Puri (kp 09/01/2020)

Construction of Dudh Koshi hydro project slated to begin this year: Officials are currently finalising the detailed design prepared by Japanese and Italian consultants, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 08/01/2020)

Road office says halted expansion work to continue in whatever space is available: After a Supreme Court verdict in September 2017 to pay compensation before acquiring land, locals have been obstructing road expansion projects in various places in Kathmandu Valley, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/01/2020)

Construction of New Butwal substation nears completion: Butwal in south-central Nepal is strategically located for cross-border energy trade with India, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 07/01/2020)

Nepal-India-Bangladesh talks: Tripartite meet on energy cooperation uncertain, by Umesh Poudel (ht 06/01/2020)

Denizens troubled as demand surge strains Kathmandu’s poor electricity grid: The power utility has not been able to reinforce the decades-old infrastructures, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 05/01/2020)

Govt preparing to remove LPG subsidies: Amount to be transferred to provide subsidy on electricity, by Umesh Poudel (ht 05/01/2020)

Electricity bill gives licensing authority for projects below 3MW to local bodies (rep 04/01/2020)

This is bullshit: Cow dung holds the key to Nepal’s green economy, by Kunda Dixit (nt 03/01/2020

Ministry panel to be formed to resolve row between the electricity authority and industrialists: The state-owned utility says 25 factories owe more than Rs10 billion for electricity supplied to them through dedicated feeders, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 03/01/2019)

Power supply via national transmission line begins (ht 03/01/2019)

Arun-III to ink financial closure in February (ht 01/01/2020)

Nepal’s power trade plan faces hurdles aplenty: The government’s plans to expand electricity access have been hindered by high operational costs, unreliable or unavailable grid and poor implementation of agreements and legal reforms, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 31/12/2019)

The future of energy in Nepal can be sunny, if it chooses wisely: To become prosperous and energy secure, the country must invest in solar as much as it does in hydropower, by Kabindra Purush Dhakal (kp 31/12/2019)

Electricity demand up at record 1,338 megawatts (ht 30/12/2019)

Locals obstruct work at Arun III over land compensation dispute: Residents blocked the access road complaining that they had not been paid compensation for a 24-km stretch, by Prahlad Rijal and Dipendra Shakya (kp 28/12/2019)

Kavre braces up to reduce electricity leakage, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 28/12/2019)

Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project gathers steam: The Rs83 billion scheme will provide round-the-year irrigation facility to five drought-prone Tarai districts, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 27/12/2019)

Hydels with 6,000 MW capacity await PP (ht 27/12/2019)

Electrification drive bears fruit in remote villages: Villages that remain to be connected have been demanding an electricity connection, after roads, by Mohan Shahi (kp 26/12/2019)

NEA to launch leakage control drive in Sudurpaschim (ht 25/12/2019)

Upper Bhotekoshi restarts commercial generation (ht 24/12/2019), Bhote Koshi starts commercial production (rep 25/12/2019)

Trans-Himalayan power line project remains on the drawing board: The plan envisages building an electric transmission line linking Rasuwagadhi and Kerung, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 22/12/2019)

China ready to purchase electricity from Nepal, by Himnath Devkota (rep 22/12/2019)

NEA urged to electrify Karnali (ht 22/12/2019)

Solar and wind energy project lights up four villages in Palpa: Currently electricity is distributed between 4am to 10pm to 143 households every day, by Madhab Aryal (kp 22/12/2019)

Bangladesh agrees to pay 7.7 cents per unit for Upper Karnali power: The energy-hungry country will pay out a massive Tk381.60 billion (equivalent to Rs511.69 billion) over 25 years to procure 500 megawatts of electricity, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 21/12/2019), Upper Karnali project expected to resume after long hiatus: Bangladeshi authority permits import of energy from project to be built by GMR, by Nagendra Upadhyay and Govinda KC (rep 22/12/2019)

How Nepal lost Arun III: The debacle of Arun III has a lesson: Project preparation and investment for the scale of Arun III takes many years of time, money and effort but it takes a few months of activism to destroy it, by Ram Sharan Mahat (rep 19/12/2019)

Drive to remove dangling wires hits Thamel businesses, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 19/12/2019)

Solar power plants: Give them a place in the sun, by Tapendra Chand (ht 18/12/2019)

Transmission line projects entangled in compensation issues: The utility was able to build 193 kilometres of power lines in the first quarter, achieving 53 percent progress, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 13/12/2019)

House panel trashes govt’s proposal on nuclear power (rep 12/12/2019)

Kalanga Gad hydro in Bajhang likely to come online this year: Officials say 70 percent of the construction work at the 85-megawatt plant has been completed, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 11/12/2019)

Locals affected by 1,200 MW project to get revised compensation: Apart from revising the compensation, the Energy Ministry has also decided to devise a work plan on resettlement and rehabilitation of settlements facing inundation from the 1,200 MW Budhi Gandaki reservoir project, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 11/12/2019), Compensation to be reviewed for Budhigandaki hydel project (ht 11/12/2019)

Nepal-India-Bangladesh talks on power trade long overdue: Nepal hopes to export projected excess power to Bangladesh using Indian transmission lines, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 10/12/2019)

Upper Bhotekoshi hydropower project starts test transmission (ht 09/12/2019)

DPR for Jagdulla Hydropower almost ready, initial estimate at Rs 22b, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 07/12/2019)

Residents of Annapurna Rural Municipality in Myagdi to be relocated: A proposed high tension line of the Kaligandaki Corridor is set to pass through three villages in the rural municipality, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 06/12/2019)

Dhalkebar substation likely to start operation from January (ht 06/12/2019)

US suspends payment of $500 million pending ratification of Nepal Compact: The money will be spent on the Electricity Transmission and Transportation Project, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/12/2019)

Indian-Nepali joint venture to carry out studies for three power lines: The planned 400 kV transmission lines will boost the capacity of Nepal's power grid, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 05/12/2019)

Locals of power project catchment area protest, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 05/12/2019)

Province 2 aims to reduce electricity leakage to 10.97pc (ht 04/12/2019)

Foundation stone for dam, powerhouse of Bheri-Babai laid, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 04/12/2019)

Land compensation amount fixed for Budhi Gandaki project: Landowners will receive payment ranging from Rs50,000 to Rs700,000 per anna, according to an official, by Hariharsingh Rathor & Prahlad Rijal (kp 03/12/2019), Compensation for land in market areas fixed, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 03/12/2019), Locals protest land compensation in Budhigandaki hydel-affected areas (ht 04/12/2019), Budhigandaki hydel-affected locals halt agitation to continue talks (ht 10/12/2019)

Industrialists oppose paying pending bills (rep 02/12/2019)

Six years on, Middle Bhotekoshi project is only half complete: The latest completion deadline for the 102 megawatt run-of-the-river plant is November 2020, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 30/11/2019)

Govt to subsidise induction stoves to raise power consumption (ht 30/11/2019)

Cross-border power line project stalls due to slow paperwork: Nepal and India agreed to execute the 400 kV New Butwal-Gorakhpur Transmission Line Project nearly two months ago, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 28/11/2019)

Nepal proposes collaboration with Qatar for rural electrification (rep 27/11/2019)

Government extends tenure of Budhi Gandaki compensation distribution unit: The proposed 1200 megawatt scheme has been entangled in land compensation issues for the last five years, by Hariram Upreti (kp 26/11/2019)

‘Reformatory’ Electricity Bill bogged down in processes three months on: Officials say more time is required to finalise the draft and bring in much-needed reforms, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 24/11/2019)

Province 1 floats plans to develop a slew of hydropower schemes: Projects with a completion deadline of one to three years have been prioritised, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 23/11/2019)

Call to raise investment in hydel sector of the country (ht 23/11/2019)

Power to the people is close to realisation in Nepal, says World Bank report: Electricity now reaches 95 percent of households, and the government is trying to get people to use more of it, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 22/11/2019), Clean cooking still a challenge in Nepal: World Bank report (ht 22/11/2019)

Decentralising (hydro)power: Fast-tracking 6 projects in 6 provinces in 6 years would catapult Nepal’s development, by Gyanendra Lala Pradha (nt 22/11/2019)

An energy windfall for Nepal? Wind and solar farms in Mustang can complement Nepal’s hydropower possibilities, by Kushal Gurung (nt 22/11/2019)

GMR, B’desh finalise PPA rate of UKHEP (ht 22/11/2019)

India to buy at least 5,000 MW by 2030: ‘Nepal needn’t worry about market for its surplus power’, by Umesh Poudel (ht 22/11/2019) [Without any guarantee??]

Two-day Power Summit to kick off today (ht 21/11/209)

Bhotekoshi Hydropower starts preparations for test transmission: Reconstruction of the project cost it Rs 7 billion, by Dhurba Dangal (rep 21/11/2019)

Private power producers seek laws allowing them to export electricity: Nepal is projected to have 1000 megawatts of surplus power by 2021-22, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 20/11/2019)

Budhigandaki hydel-affected locals protest seeking compensation (ht 20/11/2019)

Upper Trishuli 3A and Upper Bhotekoshi poised to churn out 105 megawatts: The two hydropower projects are finally ready to go into action after being hit by natural disasters and delays, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 19/11/2019), UT 3A finally connected to national grid in full capacity (ht 19/11/2019), PM, Energy Minister inaugurate Upper Trishuli 3A hydropower project, by Himnath Devkota and Bhagwati Lama (rep 19/11/2019)

Electricity regulatory commission introduces tariff guidelines (ht 18/11/2019)

Nepal faces a tough test of increasing electricity use: The country is witnessing a decline in the import of electrical appliances including induction cookers, ovens, toasters, coffee and tea makers, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/11/2019)

Upper Trishuli 3A to start commercial generation from Monday, by Himnath Devkota (rep 17/11/2019)

NEA plans to minimise energy wastage (ht 17/11/2019)

Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project slated to restart operations next week: The 45-megawatt plant was shut for five years for repairs after being damaged by a series of mishaps, by Anish Tiwari (kp 15/11/209)

NT gets tender to lay underground cables in Kathmandu Valley (ht 15/11/2019)

Chitwan to be fully electrified in current fiscal year, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 15/11/2019)

NEA mulls 15% power tariff hike: Experts say this could widen trade deficit, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 14/11/2019)

Regulatory body rejects Nepal Electricity Authority’s tariff proposal: Electricity Regulatory Commission is mulling to enforce a new directive on tariff fixation, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 13/11/2019)

Hydropower projects: Locals threaten to disrupt hydel projects (ht 13/11/2019)

Non-paying utility customers take advantage of instalment option: Factories that received power through dedicated feeders owe the utility Rs11 billion in unpaid bills, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 12/11/2019)

Death of Nepali Hydro: The new India-Nepal transmission lines will not lead to export of Nepali hydropower. It will limit additions of new hydro plants in Nepal and increase the dependence on Indian electricity imports, by Bishal Thapa (rep 12/11/2019)

Draft of Electricity Act gathering dust for over a month, by Umesh Poudel (ht 11/11/2019)

Power utility tables tariff proposal on charging stations in haste before building them: The rates are higher than the electricity tariff proposed for the public transportation sector, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 10/11/2019)

Delay in fixing compensation amount leaves locals confused (ht 10/11/2019)

Bheri-Babai project to issue 49pc shares to public (ht 10/11/2019)

Dharche locals in Gorkha see light after four years: When the Nauli Khola Micro Hydropower Project was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, it left many villages in darkness, by Hariram Uprety (kp 07/11/2019)

Utility will have to submit projected revenue requirement to revise tariff: Charges likely to be slashed for industrial consumers receiving energy through dedicated feeders, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 07/11/2019)

NERC drafts electricity tariff guidelines (ht 07/11/2019)

Six international firms vying for 821MW Uttar Ganga consulting contract: The Baglung-based hydropower project is one of the 11 strategic schemes prioritised by the government, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/11/2019)

Utility says delinquent industrial customers can pay in instalments: These clients who received electricity through dedicated feeders owe Rs11 billion in unpaid bills, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 05/11/2019)

Rs 37 billion collected so far to build Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project (rep 05/11/2019)

NEA proposes to reduce power tariff (ht 04/11/2019), NEA moves to lower premium tariff for commercial users: Proposes a 30% premium on power supplied through dedicated feeders, trunk lines (rep 04/11/2019)

To reduce the trade deficit, Nepal has to rely on agriculture: In the short term, the hydropower and agricultural sectors offer Nepal’s best hope, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 03/11/2019)

Land compensation and right-of-way issues delay power line projects: Experts say there has to be coherence between the social, technical, financial and political factors surrounding transmission line projects, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 01/11/2019)

Upper Trishuli Hydel Project: Nine int’l lenders to invest Rs 51bn, by Umesh Poudel (ht 01/11/2019), Nine international lenders agree to inject $453 million in Upper Trishuli-1
The Upper Trishuli-1 Hydropower Project is designed to generate annual energy of 1,533 GWh from three power generating units of total installed capacity 216 MW
(kp 02/11/2019)

Cross border transmission line faces opposition from Nawalparasi locals: Nearly 200 kathhas of arable land will be acquired to erect 120 pylons on Nepal’s side, by Prahlad Rijal and Narayan Sharma (kp 31/10/2019), Local people agitated with various demands along Butwal-Gorakhpur 400 KV cross-border transmission line (rep 31/10/2019)

Kaligandaki Corridor Transmission Line Project hits snag: Electricity generated by hydel plants with a combined capacity of 28.6 megawatts is laying to waste, by Ghanashyam Khadka and Aash Gurung (kp 28/10/2019)

Generation survey for the construction of the Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project to be done: The 1,061-megawatt scheme is located in Sankhuwasabha district in eastern Nepal, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 24/10/2019)

Works begin on multipurpose high dam in Lamiraha: Sainamaina Municipality plans to build a multipurpose water park, promote tourism and irrigate fields through the dam, by Amrita Anmol (kp 23/10/2019)

Austria interested in investing in Dudh Koshi hydro project, say officials: The reservoir type scheme will produce 3,443 gigawatt hours of electricity per year, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 23/10/2019)

Bangladesh keen on funding 20 hydropower projects in Nepal: Nepal also asked Bangladesh to allow the export of local cardamom, yarn and broom grass (amriso) without any hurdles during the first day of trade talks, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/10/2019)

Upcoming Bheri-Babai project unsettles squatter communities in the area: The embankments being built for the project will likely deluge 30 houses in the banks, by Chandani Khatayat (kp 22/10/2019)

Sunkoshi II and Sunkoshi III hydels: Feasibility, ESIA studies to be completed by July (ht 21/10/2019)

Power utility inks agreements to reduce distribution losses: The electricity authority will either reward or punish the chiefs in line with their centre’s result in reducing distribution losses, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 20/10/2019)

Duhabi-Katari 33 KV transmission line to be completed within 45 days (kp 19/10/2019)

Technical and legal issues delay Nepal's participation in Indian power market: An official said the Nepal Electricity Authority has to ensure that Nepal’s grid is reliable and fully synchronised with India’s, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 19/10/2019)

Nepal second fastest improver in power equity: Energy council: Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar have made access improvements of over 100 percent above their 2000 baseline, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 18/10/2019)

Nepal likely to export power to Bangladesh using Indian grid: Tripartite meeting to be held within three months to fix transmission modalities and commercial terms, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/10/2019)

Power supply to 1,000 households cut off (ht 17/10/2019)

Nepal, India agree to build New Butwal-Gorakhpur transmission line with equal equity investment: A company is expected to be formed under the modality within three months, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 16/10/2019)

Kulekhani III stirs to life after 12 years in development: The 14-megawatt plant can churn out 40.85 gigawatt hours of electricity annually, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 16/10/2019)

Land acquisition in Arkhet, Khahare and Arughat for Budhi Gandaki hydel project in limbo: The government has spent around Rs26 billion so far acquiring land from 27 settlements in Gorkha and Dhading districts, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 16/10/2019)

Electricity authority looking for new contractor to build transmission line: The 74-kilometre Hetauda-Bharatpur transmission line will facilitate electricity trade with India, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 15/10/2019)

Nepal-China cross-border transmission line in G2G model, by Himnath Devkota (rep 15/10/2019)

HIDCL, Power China to build 762MW Tamor hydel: The state-owned Chinese company to invest nearly $1.60 billion in two hydropower projects (ht 14/10/2019)

Lo Manthang to be electrified, by Dhana Basnet (rep 14/10/2019)

Nepal, India officials to hold power trade talks from Monday in New Delhi: The two-day meeting is expected to resolve issues related to financing and implementation modality of the second high capacity cross-border transmission line and energy banking mechanism, among others, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 13/10/2019)

Upper Tamakoshi project makes progress on penstock installation: Construction work on the 456 megawatt run-of-the-river scheme began in 2012, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 12/10/2019)

Load dispatch centre gets modern power flow management system: The system gathers and analyses real-time power flow data throughout the country, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 05/10/2019)

Hydropower firms not allowed to take more than 17 per cent profit: New bylaw has scrapped the rule that required developers to pay fine if they failed to generate electricity  as per power purchase agreement (ht 04/10/2019), Small hydropower plants exempted from penalties for falling short of production forecasts: Independent power producers welcome the Electricity Regulatory Commission's move, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 04/10/2019)

Kulekhani III likely to commission power before Vijaya Dashami (ht 02/10/2019)

NEA expedites work to install smart meters in Kathmandu (ht 02/10/2019)

75 per cent work on Nyadi power project completed (ht 01/10/2019)

Hydropower developers seek removal of credit rating provision (ht 30/09/2019)

Japan to provide a soft loan to build Nalsing Gad Storage Project: The 410 megawatt scheme located in Jajarkot will have a 200-metre-high rock dam, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 27/09/2019)

Power utility aims to bring down distribution losses to 8.5 percent: Last year, it lost 1,156 gigawatt hours out of the total available 7,551 gigawatt hours, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 26/09/2019)

Talks over funding modalities for Nalsing Gad project revive: The Japan International Cooperation Agency has proposed to provide a $500 million soft loan to build the 410 megawatt scheme, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 25/09/2019)

Modi Khola hydropower projects are not abiding by EIA compliance: Report: The hydel projects have failed to maintain a minimum 10 percent of water in the dry season to maintain the aquatic life and their habitat, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/09/2019)

Transboundary water governance: Despite massive hydropower potential, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region remains energy-poor, by Shekhar Koirala (kp 23/09/2019)

Reducing fossil fuel consumption in Nepal: Nepal has largely wasted its massive potential to switch to greener energy options, by Tsewang Nuru Sherpa (kp 22/09/2019)

Energy ministry and regulator at odds over hiring, authority: Officials close to the situation say that the regulator has been intentionally incapacitated by ministry officials who have issues over the selection of office bearers of the commission, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 22/09/2019)

Hydel project starts power production (ht 19/09/2019)

Nepal needs to increase investments in energy by fourfold, World Bank says: Direct investment declined to Rs13.06 billion in 2018-19 from Rs17.52 billion in 2017-18, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 19/09/2019)

IPPs demand revision of power purchase rates (ht 19/09/2019)

Religious leaders and local authorities oppose Kaligandaki-Tinau Diversion Multipurpose Project: The project is expected to affect the lives of around 300,000 people from 10 local units of Tanahun, Nawalparasi (East) and Syangja, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 18/09/2019)

Draft bill to amend Electricity Act provokes complaints: Stakeholders say the proposed legislation will restrain private power producers and the state-owned power utility, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 18/09/2019)

Kabeli B1 starts test power production (ht 18/09/2019)

Investment Board summons GMR to discuss the fate of Upper Karnali: The Indian company has been unable to perform financial closure and begin construction of the hydro project, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/09/2019)

HIDCL, Power China to build 762MW Tamor reservoir project (ht 17/09/2019)

NEA says house owners will be penalised if extra electricity fee is collected from tenants (ht 16/09/209)

Breakthrough likely in Nepal-India energy talks slated for October: The major sticking point is the financing modality for the New Butwal Gorakhpur transmission line project (kp 14/09/2019)

Make power reliable: It is time to unbundle the NEA into separate entities so that each of them can be handled more efficiently (ht 13/09/2019)

NEA to install 50 electric vehicle charging stations, by Supriya Sharma (rep 13/09/2019)

Development of hydropower in South Asia requires a perspective makeover: The slow development of hydropower projects in the region in the past decade has become a massive concern, by Anish De (kp 12/09/2019)

Electricity tripping a major hassle for consumers, by Umesh Poudel (ht 12/09/2019)

Dudhkoshi Storage Hydroelectric Project to affect 1,150 households (ht 09/09/2019)

Power outage hits Damauli locals (ht 09/09/2019)

Final test of state-owned Kulekhani 3 delayed: The Chinese company hired for electro-mechanical works has still not sent their technicians despite repeated summons, by Pratap Bista (kp 08/09/2019)

Chilime Trishuli Transmission Line project achieves 45% physical progress, by Himnath Devkota (rep 08/09/2019)

Developers complain tree clearance guidelines could push up their costs: A project similar to the Tanahu hydel scheme which cleared around 181,000 trees spread over 417 hectares of forests would have to pay Rs688 million for forest clearance, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 07/09/2019) [???]

Energy officials and private developers lock horns over ‘frail’ hydropower schemes: The row is largely attributed to the government failure in delivering on lofty promises which it made during the time of power crisis to promote private investments in the hydropower sector, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/09/2019)

Solar energy promotion: Learn from Bangladesh, by Devendra Adhikari (ht 05/09/2019)

Tunnel breakthrough achieved in Dordikhola power project (ht 05/09/2019)

Talk resurfaces for unbundling the Nepal Electricity Authority: Currently, it is under the purview of the state-owned power utility to generate, transmit and distribute electricity, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 04/09/2019)

Is electricity cheap enough to replace cooking gas? To increase demand, making the per unit cost of electricity cheaper would make sense, by Saroj Koirala (kp 03/09/2019)

Draft Electricity Bill requires authorities to issue licences through open competition: Under the existing provision, permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 03/09/2019)

Solu Corridor project to face no more obstacles (ht 02/09/2019)

Delay of Dana sub-station delays hydropower projects, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 31/08/2019)

Energy Ministry clears the way for investors to open charging stations: Service providers may be allowed to add a markup of up to 20 percent as service charge, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 30/08/2019)

EV operation  guideline  prepared: Average electricity tariff for  charging stations to be set at   Rs 10.48 per unit for now, by Umesh Poudel (ht 30/08/2019)

Trishuli Hydropower Station to be shut down for a major overhaul: The power utility has decided to rehabilitate and modernise the venerable plant in 30 months, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 29/08/2019)

Sanjen power project conducts breakthrough of pilot hole, by Himnath Devkota (rep 29/08/2019)

Upper Karnali Project in limbo, by Nagendra Upadhyay and Govinda KC (rep 28/08/2019)

Contract termination delays construction of Tanahu hydro: THL plans to start work from January (ht 28/08/2019)

Delay in fixing compensation amount hits people hard (ht 27/08/2019)

Making renewable energy usage a reality: Providing minimal incentives when importing solar panels undermines the potential of the sector, by Nasala Maharjan (kp 27/08/2019)

NEA to build 10 new hydropower projects (ht 26/08/2019)

Rasuwagadhi power project to start production within this FY, by Himnath Devkota (rep 25/08/2019)

NEA to connect all households with electricity by 2022, by Himal Lamsal (rep 25/08/2019)

Power utility gets go-ahead to chop down 38,545 trees: Forests will be cleared in Rautahat and Bara districts for the planned Hetauda-Dhalkebar-Duhabi transmission line, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 24/08/2019)

Energy Ministry proposes check on power consumption by businesses: The ministry made the move in a bid to encourage usage of energy-efficient technology, machines and equipment to reduce energy imports and curb emissions, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 22/08/2019)

Groups urge govt to scrap Upper Karnali contract with GMR (rep 22/08/2019)

The Nepal Electricity Authority stages a dramatic turnaround: The state-owned utility has not only ended load-shedding, it is actually making a profit, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 21/08/2019)

35 MW from eastern Nepal to be connected to national grid, by Khagendra Adhikari (rep 21/08/2019)

NEA prioritizes digitizing its services (rep 20/08/2019)

NEA plans to connect all districts to national grid (ht 19/08/2019), NEA’s ambitious plan: Getting households to switch to electricity in the kitchen would slash import of cooking gas, which costs the country a whooping Rs 35 billion annually (ht 20/08/2019)

Nepal’s solar aspirations: 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, by Tapendra Chand and Manoj Paudel (rep 19/08/2019)

Energy royalty soars 94 percent as hydel schemes age: Ten years later, Nepal has still not made significant strides in power generation, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 18/08/2019)

European donor to audit power utility’s compliance with rules: The Nepal Electricity Authority has been accused of trampling on the concerns of indigenous communities, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 15/08/2019)

Tripartite power trade meeting in September, by Umesh Poudel (ht 15/08/2019)

NEA’s profit soars 148 pc to Rs 7.2 billion, by Umesh Poudel (ht 14/08/2019)

Floods damage hydel projects in Lamjung (ht 12/08/2019)

Nepal’s largest under-construction hydropower plant mired by sluggish work: At the current pace of pipe installation, completion of the much-touted Upper Tamakoshi hydropower plant in the stipulated time is no more than a pipedream, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 11/08/2019)

In Province 2, people are getting electrocuted to death—at a rate of one every day: Locals blame the Nepal Electricity Authority for failing to repair decades-old utility poles and loose live wires, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 09/08/2019)

Utility refuses to join resolution process proposed by Complaints Mechanism: A rights group has filed a complaint that the proposed power line passes over houses against local regulations, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 10/08/2019)

Work to move ahead at Bheri Babai despite ban on Nepali contractor: The procurement office has forbidden Raman Construction from taking new public contracts, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 07/08/2019)

60pc work of 220kV Trishuli III B hub substation completed (ht 05/08/2019)

Arun III completes 22pc work (ht 05/08/2019)

45pc progress in Chilime-Trishuli transmission line (ht 05/08/2019)

After a decade of struggle, Kabeli Corridor finally gets full shape: The energy slated to be produced by many private projects in the region will not go to waste now for lack of transmission infrastructure, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 03/08/2019)

60 MW electricity from Trishuli 3A connected to transmission line, by Himnath Devkota (rep 03/08/2019)

Upper Trishuli 3A hydropower plant ready to go full throttle: The scheme is expected to ease electrical stress in Kathmandu during peak hours, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/08/2019)

Authorities blacklist 3 Chinese contractors for noncompliance: The firms had received contracts to implement transmission line, substation and smart metering projects, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 01/08/2019)

Nepalis are consuming 38 percent more electricity than 2 years ago: The surge in electricity demand is largely driven by a reliable supply of power and increased use of gadgets, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 31/07/2019)

Call to promote renewable energy at local level (rep 31/07/2019)

House sub-committee begins discussion on the issue of unpaid electricity bills: Nepal Electricity Authority says 25 factories need to be forced to disgorge an estimated Rs10 billion, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 30/07/2019)

Rear view imagination: The little tricks and technologies we used to manage through the darkest days of load-shedding has set us up for the future, if only we had the courage to look forward, by Bishal Thapa (rep 30/07/2019)

Nepal’s power infrastructure continues to grow: However, the country has fallen short by a wide margin in generation of additional power as it only met 9 percent of its generation target in the last fiscal year, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 28/07/2019)

Chinese, Nepali firms sign deal to develop Tamakoshi 3 scheme: Construction of the 200 MW plant is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed in three and a half years, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 27/07/2019), Tamakoshi III hydel project: Govt secretly allows capacity reduction; Initially, the government had signed a pact to develop 650 MW (ht 28/07/2019), Dolakha protests Tamakoshi III capacity reduction, by Gokarna Bhandari (ht 29/07/2019), Opaque deal: There is no point in creating an institution like Investment Board Nepal and then trying to weaken it (ht 29/07/2019), Project capacity reduced to prevent scrapping of license, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 31/07/2019)

India proposes procedures for approving and facilitating electricity trade: The proposed provisions contradict India’s Cross Border Trade of Electricity Regulations, 2019, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 24/07/2019)

Electricity in Dolpa village excites locals, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 22/07/2019)

34 developers receive generation licences to build hydro schemes: The planned projects have a combined installed capacity of 1,842 MW, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 19/07/2019)

Developer of Upper Trishuli 1 sees funding oversubscription by $178 million, near financial closure: The company plans to construct the powerhouse area and finish electromechanical works by the third quarter of 2022, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/07/2019)

Electricity import drops (ht 17/07/2019)

Nepal practices energy banking; sends 200 MW electricity to India (rep 17/07/2019)

NERC approval must  before inking PPA (ht 17/07/2019)

Three days of non-stop torrential rain tops up Kulekhani reservoir: Nepal Electricity Authority cuts down power imports from India to 150 MW from 400 MW, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 16/07/2019)

Officials working on alignment of Galchhi-Kerung transmission line: Concerns have been raised as part of the line will pass through Langtang National Park, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 12/07/2019)

Government starts inking agreements for electrification: Government starts inking agreements for electrification, by Umesh Poudel (ht 10/07/2019)

Shift To Renewable Energy, by Pratik Koirala (rn 10/07/2019)

Nepal, India officials to meet to get cross-border transmission line project moving forward: The proposed Butwal-Gorakhpur power line is part of a $630 million US-funded project, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 09/07/2019)

Govt scraps Gezhouba’s survey licence for Jajarkot project (ht 08/07/2019)

NEA to track sub-stations and transformers via online system (ht 08/07/2019)

600 MW Upper Marsyangdi negotiations stall over hedge fund row: Energy Ministry against Finance Ministry’s proposal to make the power utility the sole bearer of risks associated with currency fluctuations, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 07/07/2019)

Upper Trishuli 3 'A' to start generation from first week of August, by Himnath Devkota (rep 07/07/2019)

Land acquisition and forest clearanceissues delay transmission line project: The Kusma-New Butwal power line project is part of a $180 million system expansion project, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/07/2019)

Solar mini-grids improve life in Surkhet, Kailali and Baitadi, by Umesh Poudel (ht 04/07/2019)

Makwanpur still relies on wooden utility poles for electricity supply: Around 150,000 houses are connected to electricity through 40,000 wooden utility poles, which authorities say pose a danger to locals, by Subash Bidari (kp 03/07/2019)

Construction work at Upper Trishuli 3A project resumes, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 03/07/2019)

AEPC mulls 2MW wind energy project in Kailali (ht 03/07/2019)

Electricity dues for street lights cross Rs 6 billion, by Himal Lamsal (rep 30/06/2019)

Energy officials lean towards Dudh Koshi Hydroelectric Project: The reservoir type project will produce 3,443 GWh annually, higher than the expected  annual output of 3,383 GWh of the proposed Budhi Gandaki scheme, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 27/06/2019)

Upper Karnali Hydropower Project bogged down in price negotiations: Indian developer GMR has signed a pact to export power to Bangladesh but they are still haggling over the rate, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 25/06/2019)

Nepal, Bangladesh to use Indian grid for power trade: The two countries are also studying the prospect of building dedicated power lines in the long term, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 23/06/2019)

Energy Ministry officials leave for Bangladesh to talk electricity trade, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 20/06/2019)

41 MW to be added to national grid by mid-September (rep 20/06/2019)

Penstock installation completed at Upper Tamakoshi hydro project: Nepal will have surplus electricity after the 456 MW plant comes into operation in February, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 18/06/2019), Austrian company starts penstock pipe  installation task in lower vertical tunnel (ht 18/06/2019)

400 kVA Dhalkebar substation likely to begin operation by December (ht 17/06/2019)

Province 3 to receive lion’s share of energy royalties, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 16/06/2019) [???]

IPPs establish power trading firm to export energy to India, Bangladesh, by Umesh Poudel (ht 13/06/2019)

Electricity Regulatory Commission begins work to formulate directives: The directives will address the concerns of the power utility and independent producers, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 12/06/2019)

Nepal fails to meet energy sector targets in the current fiscal: Only 71 MW has been added to the national grid in 11 months of this fiscal against a target of 760MW set by the Energy Ministry, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 09/06/2019)

Power line project floundering eight years into construction: The Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project is stuck at 70pc physical progress, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 07/06/2019)

Upper Tamakoshi looks for funds as completion deadline looms: The project’s price tag has swelled to Rs49 billion from the initial cost estimate of Rs35 billion, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/06/2019)

Work on Madhya Modi Hydropower Project resumes, by Chhabi Lal Tiwari (rep 05/06/2019)

Sunkoshi-Marin Diversion Project: Locals welcome budget allocation for national pride project (rep 05/06/2019)

95.5 percent of Nepalis have an electricity connection, report says, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 04/06/2019)

32 MW electricity could go to waste: AEPC , by Umesh Poudel (ht 04/06/2019)

IBN gives nod for study on 550 MW solar energy project (rep 04/06/2019), Shine on: Nepal should now focus on promoting more solar in its energy mix (kp 06/06/2019)

Millennium Challenge Account-Nepal invites prospective contractors to share information on building power lines: It is the first step in implementing a $630 million electricity transmission and road project funded by the US, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 31/05/2019)

410 km of power lines built, 71 MW added to national grid in eight months, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 28/05/2019)

Budhi Gandaki project plans to complete compensation distribution by next fiscal year: The 1,200MW project located in Gorkha and Dhading districts is planning to spend Rs18 billion on the endeavour, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 26/05/2019)

NEA to prioritise distribution of smart meters next fiscal year (ht 24/05/2019)

Government urged to allow private sector to invest in power transmission, by Umesh Poudel (ht 23/05/2019)

Locals displaced by Budhigandaki Hydropower Project dissatisfied with new location, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 23/05/2019)

Power utility chief butts head with ruling party lawmaker, by Prahlad Rial (kp 22/05/2019), NEA MD Ghising refutes corruption charges against him (ht 22/05/2019), Let Kulman Ghising work (rep 23/05/2019)

Disintegration of business: Efforts by industries to contest the retroactive electricity bills raised by Nepal Electricity Authority illustrates how businesses have lost control of their narrative, by Bishal Thapa (rep 21/05/2019), High court orders five firms to pay tariffs as determined by NEA (rep 21/05/2019)

Koshi corridor power line project faces new setback, likely to miss deadline by 10 months, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 19/05/2019)

Panchthar villagers ‘recharge’ their electricity supply, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 19/05/2019)

Construction work on 200kV substation resumes (kp 18/05/2019)

Upper Trishuli 3A hydroelectric project starts churning out 30 MW, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/05/2019)

Regulatory body struggles with teething problems, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/05/2019)

Darchula connected to national grid, eight more rural districts to go, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 16/05/2019)

Compensation distribution begins for Budhi Gandaki project, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 14/05/2019)

Tanahun power project construction in full swing (ht 13/05/2019)

NEA warns of blacklisting Kulekhani-3 contractor (ht 13/05/2019)

Proposed NEA rental charges likely to skyrocket internet prices: ISPs pay rent to use NEA infrastructure like poles and optical ground wire, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 12/05/2019)

Nalsing Gadh Hydropower Project: Consultant misses yet another deadline to complete DPR, by Janak KC (rep 12/05/2019)

Arun III project, locals locked in land compensation dispute, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 11/05/2019)

Nepal’s hydropower tends to displace expensive thermal power in India: A combined India-Nepal system can reduce cost by US$106 million a year (rep 11/05/2019)

Mired in politics, chances of building Budhi Gandaki are growing slim: Negotiations with China Gezhouba, which was awarded contract without competitive bidding, have stalled for months, by Anil Giri (kp 09/05/2019)

Guangxi resumes work on Middle Bhotekoshi following warning, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 09/05/2019)

Four border junctions: India could play a pivotal role in interconnecting regional energy networks—creating a resource pool for everyone’s betterment, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 08/05/2019)

Industrialists accuse Nepal Electricity Authority of charging them illegally, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 08/05/2019), Private industries refuse to pay extra energy bill (ht 08/05/2019), Industrialists warned to pay dues or face theft charges for unauthorised power consumption: Former electricity officials supplied 315 megawatts  to industries and kept the country in the dark, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 10/05/2019), Industrial sector power tariff hike on the cards, by Umesh Poudel (ht 10/05/2019)

Upper Tamakoshi Project: Penstock installation delayed by crane wire rope failure, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 07/05/2019)

NEA plans to set up 10 electric vehicle charging stations in Valley (ht 06/05/2019)

‘Final study’ for Nepal-China transmission line starts in Rasuwa (rep 06/05/2019)

Kabeli transmission line to be completed by this fiscal year (ht 06/05/2019), Phase II of Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line ready (rep 06/05/2019)

Trishuli-Kathmandu transmission line to come online this week (kp 05/05/2019)

Gandaki Province govt against Kaligandaki-Tinau Multi-purpose Project (ht 05/05/2019)

Independent power producers seek measures to ease electricity trade, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 04/05/2019)

Dispute emerges over Thankot transmission line alignment, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 03/05/2019)

Power sector development: Attract Nepali investors, too, by Devendra Adhikari (ht 03/05/2019)

Locals obstruct transmission line tower work in Khokana (ht 03/05/2019)

Power line projects to follow one basin, one hub concept, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/05/2019)

Upper Trishuli 3A to start producing power by May 15 (kp 01/05/2019), Upper Trishuli 3A passes generation test, commercial production by May 15 (ht 01/05/2019)

Rukum locals against diverting Uttarganga River, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 01/05/2019)

Grid-connected solar system: New step in Nepal’s energy mix, by Sajendra Man Bajracharya (ht 30/04/2019)

Locals’ dream of lighting up their homes remains a distant dream, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 29/04/2019)

Studies begin for two storage-type hydro projects: Khimti Those Siwalaya project has an installed capacity of 326 MW and Bharbung project has a capacity to produce 512 MW, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 27/04/2019)

Tanahu Hydropower invites fresh bids after terminating contract: The project developers scrapped the contract with CMC in February after the Italian builder failed to resolve its liquidity crisis, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 26/04/2019)

Middle Bhotekoshi says it may cancel contract with Guangxi, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 25/04/2019)

Betan Karnali DPR to be completed by August (ht 24/04/2019)

Electricity commission remains without office bearers as energy sector suffers, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 24/04/2019)

Government, World Bank ink pact to scale up renewable energy options (ht 23/04/2019)

Uttar Ganga Water Diversion: ozens of micro hydro projects of Rukum under threat, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 23/04/2019)

Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project: Installation of penstock pipes likely to be completed in early May, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 23/04/2019)

Tamakoshi transmission line project delayed due to change of contractor, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 19/04/2019)

828 MW Uttar Ganga hydro project revived after 7 years, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 18/04/2019)

Early breakthrough in Bheri Babai tunnel sets a milestone—and a lesson for other lagging national projects: The tunnel, which was dug using a boring machine, has been  completed a year ahead of the original deadline, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/04/2019), Bheri-Babai tunnel completed (ht 17/04/2019), That was fast: The tunnel builders have shown that where there’s a will, there’s a way (kp 18/04/2019), Two Breakthroughs In Constructing Tunnels, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 20/04/2019)

41 MW added to national grid in first nine months, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/04/2019)

Upper Trishuli-3A, Kulekhani-3 plants nearing finish, by Prahlad Rijal and Pratap Bista (kp 15/04/2019), Upper Trishuli III A, Kulekhani III hydels to commission power next month (ht 18/04/2019)

Civil works of Upper Mailung to begin soon, by Himnath Devkota (rep 14/04/2019)

Electricity tariffs to be slashed for industrial users, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 11/04/2019)

Sanjen, Rasuwagadi hydels to issue public shares from April 19 (ht 10/04/2019)

Forces behind lenghty power cuts trying to weaken me: Ghising (rep 09/04/2019)

Construction of Koshi Corridor transmission line resumes (ht 08/04/2019)

Upper Naugarh to start power generation by mid-May, by Prem Chunara (rep 08/04/2019)

Bheri-Babai multi-purpose project to be completed before deadline (ht 02/04/2019), Bheri Babai Project: One step forward, two steps back (ht 06/04/2019), Bheri Babai project finishes tunnel one year ahead of schedule: The 12-kilometre tunnel was dug using a tunnel boring machine, the first time it is being used in, by Khalendra Sejuwal (kp 07/04/2019), Replicate the model of Bheri-Babai (rep 08/04/2019)

Work at Kabeli Corridor halted (kp 27/03/2019)

Upper Trishuli 3A slated to begin generation in April: On April 30, the first turbine will be switched on to produce 30 MW and the second turbine on June 30 (kp 20/03/2019)

Protestors close road, market over Budhi Gandaki compensation delays, by Narahari Sapkota and Sarita Shrestha (rep 19/03/2019)

Kabeli transmission line awaits completion, contractor seeks deadline extension, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 19/03/2019)

Electricity output slated to double in next fiscal year: The expected increase in energy generation is almost equal to annual production of 1,027 MW, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/03/2019)

Energy minister has little to show after a year in office, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 18/03/2019)

Role of solar in Nepal’s energy mix looks set to expand: More private firms are showing  interest in installing solar plants across the country, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/03/2019)

Kulekhani-3 project enters testing phase, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/03/2019), Kulekhani-3 project fails to pay workers; construction halted, by Pratap Bista (kp 17/03/2019)

Law amended to ease acquisition of forest land, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/03/2019)

West Seti among projects government will showcase at investment summit: Developers will be invited to present letters of  interest, investment board chief says, by Mukul Humagain (kp 12/03/2019)

Middle Bhotekoshi Hydroelectric project hits another setback, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/03/201)

Workers start installing penstock pipesat 456MW Upper Tamakoshi project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/03/2019)

Six foreign firms bid for transmission line project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/03/2019)

Udayapur locals’ obstructions delay Saptakoshi DPR, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 04/03/2019)

Indian government approves proposal to build transmission line in Nepal: The approval will be crucial in the construction of a high-voltage power line to transmit electricity to India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/03/2019)

Upper Bhotekoshi reconstruction work at 45 percent, by Anish Tiwari (kp 02/03/2019)

46pc of Arun III  affected buy land with compensation amount (ht 26/02/2019)

Pathway to prosperity: Energy efficiency in Nepal will do more than just reduce energy use. It could open an additional pathway to prosperity, by Bishal Thapa (rep 26/02/2019)

Kabeli A Hydropower Project work halted (ht 20/02/2019)

NEA awards tender to lay underground cables in Valley (ht 25/02/2019), Underground wires to beautify Kathmandu (ht 26/02/2019)

Budhigandaki Hydropower Project: Locals demand immediate settlement of compensation, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 25/02/2019)

80 percent work at Upper Sanjen project complete, by Himnath Devkota (rep 24/02/2019)

NEA to build, standardise 55 new substations (ht 23/02/2019)

Upper Tamakoshi work gaining momentum, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 23/02/2019), Penstock pipe-laying work commences at Upper Tamakoshi hydel project (rep 25/02/2019)

Tanahu hydel project to call tender (ht 22/02/2019)

Public not getting promised returns from hydropower companies, say investors, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 22/02/2019)

Italy’s CMC Ravenna fired from Tanahu Hydro project, by Biek Subedi (kp 20/02/2019)

8.63MW hydel to be developed in Chepekhola (ht 19/02/2019)

Bagmati Hydro project to begin test operation by mid-March, by Pratap Bista (kp 18/02/2019)

Tanahu hydel to terminate contract with CMC (ht 18/02/2019)

Kulekhani-3 project misses deadline for sixth time: Construction began in 2008 and was expected to be done by 2012, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/02/2019)

Kul Man Ghising: The man who gave us light, by Deepak Adhikari (kp 16/02/2019)

Light at the end of the tunnel (kp 16/02/2019)

Dordi Khola Hydropower project on pace to generate electricity by August, by Aash Gurung (kp 15/02/2019)

Govt to allot hydel shares worth Rs 102.28bn to public, by Umesh Poudel (ht 14/02/2019), Govt mobilizing people’s money for hydropower development: Prime minister launching program today (rep 14/02/2019)

India proposes to construct Lower Arun Hydro Project (ht 13/02/2019)

Italian contractor may be fired for being no-show, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/02/2019) [related to Tanahu Hydropower Project]

RE financing: Need for paradigm shift, by Devendra Adhikari (ht 12/02/2019)

Construction of 37MW Upper Trishuli III B hydel starts (ht 11/02/2019)

Unknown group sets off three explosions at Arun-III hydropower project site, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 09/02/2019), IPPAN flays bombings in Arun III hydel project (ht 12/02/2019)

Municipality requests change in transmission line alignment, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/02/2019)

Lack of tree cutting permits holds up power line projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/02/2019)

Tanahu Hydro Project stalls over payment dispute, by Bibek Subedi (kp 31/01/2019)

Electricity generated by Upper Tamakoshi hydro project could go to waste, by Umesh Poudel (ht 30/01/2019)

Locals halt Mid-Modi Hydropower Project (kp 29/01/2019)

Some Dhading villages still deprived of electricity, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 29/01/2019)

Power generation by domestic hydropower plants down 24pc: Country is importing 565MW from India to meet shortfall, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/01/2019)

Transmission line talks stall over operational modality (kp 26/01/2019)

Nepal and India agree on energy bankind: Nepal allowed entry into India’s Power Exchange Market (rep 26/01/2019)

Cabinet puts appointment of Electricity Regulatory Commission officials on hold, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/01/2019) [They cannot find agreement on which male Bahun shall head this commission!]

Nepal to seek more energy from India (ht 23/01/2019), India agrees to sell additional 100 MW power (ht 24/01/2019)

Construction work of Chilime-Trishuli transmission line halted (ht 23/012019), ‘Forest office halts work on transmission line’ (rep 23/01/2019)

Upper Tamakoshi to complete by 2019-end (rep 23/01/2019)

Solar over hydro: 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, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 22/01/2019)

Arun III Hydropower Project about 15 percent complete, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 21/01/2019)

Tanahu Hydro asks firms to start work, by Bibek Subedi (kp 19/01/2019)

Sinohydro completes work at Upper Tamakoshi powerhouse (rep 19/01/2019)

Kulman Ghising recognized for ending power crisis in country (rep 19/01/2019)

Panel formed to resume work at Koshi corridor power line (kp 14/01/2019), Task force formed to look into Koshi Corridor problems: Locals in Dharan sub-metropolis obstruct construction work of the 220 kVA double circuit transmission line project (ht 14/01/2019)

Construction of Lower Likhu hydel project partially halted (ht 14/01/2019)

Erratic power supply hits locals hard (ht 13/01/2019)

Bheri Babai calls bids for hydropower component, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/01/2019)

Construction work at Solukhola Dudhkoshi Hydropower Project stalled for 3 months, by Shikhar Jung Shrestha (rep 12/01/2019)

Kabeli power line project receives forest clearance (kp 10/01/2018)

Andritz to install penstock pipes at Upper Tamakoshi, by Bibek Subedi (kp 19/01/2019)

Developer threatens to pull out over hedge fund row: The developer, according to a highly placed source at the electricity authority, is ready to contribute only $5 million to the fund, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/01/2019)

Upadhyay tipped to head electricity commission, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/01/2019) [There cannot be enough male Bahuns in such top positions!!]

Five companies picked to set up solar plants, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/01/2019)

Enough power, not enough power lines, by Bibek Subedi (kp 31/12/2018)

Chinese contractor fired for poor project performance, by Bibek Subedi (kp 31/12/2018)

Indian firm to build 220kV power line, by Bibek Subedi (kp 29/12/2018)

Locals protest transmission line expansion in Siraha (ht 28/12/2018)

Nepal and India agree on energy banking, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/12/2018)

SDF approves financing of two energy projects in Nepal (ht 26/12/2018)

Austrian firm to complete pipe installation in UTHL tunnel, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 24/12/2018), Penstock installation task reassigned to Austrian company, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/12/2018)

India relaxes cross-border power trading guidelines: Move opens the way for Nepal to export surplus electricity to Bangladesh via Indian transmission lines, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/12/2018), India relaxes hydropower import rules (rep 24/12/2018), Indian govt amends electricity regulation: Nepali hydel developers can  export power to third countries, by Umesh Poudel (ht 24/122018)

CMC scandal to affect Tanahu Hydro Project (rep 23/12/2018)

Bheri Babai project in limbo due to approval delays, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/12/2018)

Kaligandaki transmission line construction work hampered (ht 21/12/2018)

Dharan sub-metropolis obstructs Koshi corridor transmission line (rep 19/12/2018)

India’s Sutlej offers to sell Arun III power: The Indian developer of the export-oriented 900 MW plant located in eastern Nepal wrote to Investment Board Nepal asking if the Nepal government would be willing to buy 10 percent of the total energy available for export, by Bibek Subedi (kp 18/12/2018)

Tanahu Hydropower safe but Sahas Urja in trouble, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 18/12/2018), Fate of Tanahu Hydropower Project uncertain, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/12/2018)

India proposes talks on power line project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/12/2018)

Electricity imports during peak hours up 30 percent, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/12/2018)

Nepal Electricity Authority agrees to take-or-pay plan, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/12/2018)

Tamakoshi contractor pledges to pick up pace: Minister Pun tells officials to come up with a work schedule within a week, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/12/2018)

Bhairahawa SEZ fails to supply electricity to factories, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 11/12/2018)

NEA expedites process to sign performance contracts (ht 10/12/2018)

18 in race for key posts in Electricity Regulatory Commission, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/12/2018)

Hewa Khola losing out on Rs200 million in revenue: The 15 MW plant produces electricity worth Rs450 million annually, but its entire output cannot be transferred to the national grid over the existing 33 kV power line, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/12/2018)

Nepal, Bangladesh agree to build hydro projects: The electricity produced by these schemes will be exported to Bangladesh via India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/12/2018)

Koshi corridor transmission line: Project stumbles in delay of forest clearance; NEA officials worry the delay may severely affect timely power evacuation (rep 04/12/2018), Construction of Koshi Corridor faces delay (ht 04/12/2018)

Detailed feasibility study of Kaligandaki project begins, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 03/12/2018)

Hydropower projects: Private sector raises investment in the Farwest, by Basanta Pratap Singh and Manoj Badu (kp 02/12/2018)

No smoke without fire: Replace household biomass with renewable energy for a greener, healthier Nepal, by Ajaya Dixit (nt 30/11/2018)

Ministry of Energy, NEA clash over power purchase modality, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/11/2018)

IBN to issue survey licenses for mega solar plants: 2nd investment summit to be held in March 2019 (rep 26/11/2018)

Kulekhani III to begin trial production in January, by Pratap Bista (kp 26/11/2018)

Chinese-Nepali consortium to build Upper Marsyangdi, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/11//2018)

Upper Tamakoshi likely to miss completion deadline, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/11/2018)

Nepal-China power line plan hits funding snags, by BBiibek Subedi (kp 21/11/2018)

Bheri Babai diversion Multipurpose project: Tunnel works ahead of schedule by one year, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 18/11/2018)

Tamakoshi delay makes Nepal lean on power imports, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/11/2018), Hydro-mechanical work delay hits progress of Upper Tamakoshi: Mega project is mulling over awarding Texmaco’s remaining work to another contractor (rep 15/11/2018)

Khalanga all set to be load shedding free, by DB Budha (rep 14/11/2018)

IPPAN condemns hydro licensing directives (ht 14/11/2018)

Hedge fund delay threatens hydropower projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/11/2018)

Solar lamps to light up Bagmati corridor, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/11/2018)

Kabeli corridor transmission line: Forest Ministry’s indecision delays project development, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/11/2018)

Electricity demand drops this Tihar (ht 11/11/2018)

Bajhang connected to national grid after 11 years, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 07/11/2018)

No power cuts during Tihar, declares NEA: The power utility has forecast that energy demand will reach 1,270 MW on the day of Laxmi Puja, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/11/2018)

Hunt starts for firm to lay underground lines: The state-owned power utility wants to move all power cables underground in the northern and southern parts of the Kathmandu Valley to improve distribution, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/11/2018)

Government moves to establish electricity commission, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/11/2018)

From a fossil past to an electric future: Nepal’s addiction to petroleum is more an economic problem than an ecological one, by Om Astha Rai (nt 02/11/2018)

The cost of light, by Om Astha Rai (nt 02/11/2018)

456 MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower: Hydropower project delayed yet again, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/11/2018)

Himalayan hydro expo to be held in January (ht 30/10/2018)

Govt seeks assistance to develop four hydels (ht 29/10/2018)

Plans to lay Valley’s electricity infrastructure underground faces delay (ht 29/10/2018)

Formation of energy body bogged down by delays: Energy Ministry says its plan to establish  the NERC was held up due to delays in preparing the required operating regulations (kp 25/10/2018)

Cable stringing work on Upper Trishuli-Matatirtha transmission line begins, by Bhagawati Lama (rep 25/10/2018)

Bheri-Babai project: 75 per cent tunnel work completed so far (ht 25/10/2018)

International conference on renewable energy from Oct 29 (ht 24/10/2018)

Simrutu River Small Hydropower: Rukum’s largest hydropower project nears finish line, by Hari Gautam (kp 22/10/2018)

Upper Dordi to start production in 6 months, by Aash Gurung (kp 16/10/2018)

Bheri-Babai diversion tunnel: Project completes 70 percent works (kp 14/10/2018)

Work starts on Tamakoshi V cascade power project (kp 13/10/2018)

Harnessing wind energy: The government must accept the essential role of energy, especially green energy, by Khilendra Basnyat (kp 12/10/2018)

NEA regional chiefs sign performance contracts (kp 10/102018)

Budhigandaki Hydropower Project: Two changes in compensation worries affected families (rep 10/10/2018)

Power supply restored in Dunai, Dolpa (kp 09/10/2018)

Kabeli power line to be completed this year: The construction of the 132 kV double-circuit transmission line is divided into three sections (kp 09/10/2018)

Priorities for power: Nepal can substitute almost 50 percent of imports of petroleum products and coal, if the government accords priority to development of hydropower and renewable energy, by Amrit Nakarmi (rep 09/10/2018)

Nepal-Bangla power export: NEA ready to sign deal with Indian firm, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/10/2018)

Power generation company to partner with private projects (kp 05/10/2018)

Sugar mills in Nepal poised: to generate electricity: A study estimates that sugar mills operating in Nepal can generate up to 150MW of electricity (kp 30/09/2018)

Hydel developers to benefit from new guidance: Manual to help minimise negative impacts on ecosystem (ht 26/09/2018)

Nepal-India Second Cross-Border Transmission Line: MCC official hopeful Nepal, India will resolve differences soon (rep 25/09/2018)

PM asks ministry to rehire Chinese firm, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/09/2018), Chinese company gets Budhigandaki hydel project, by Umesh Poudel (ht 24/09/2018), Decision to award Budhigandaki to Chinese company draws flak (rep 25/09/2018), Congress questions decision on Budhi Gandaki (kp 27/09/2018)

Upper Arun Hydropower: Cabinet hands reins of hydel project to NEA (kp 23/09/2018)

Construction cost of hydro projects up with dollar strength (ht 22/09/2018)

West Seti Hydropower project: Collapse of deal calls for serious soul-searching, by Mukul Humagain and Bibek Subedi (kp 20/09/2018), A village on the waiting line: The planned West Seti Hydropower Project set the village of Dhungad into an eternal state of limbo, by Deepak Thapa (kp 20/09/2018), The West Seti fiasco: Blessed with water resources, cursed with governance failure (kp 21/09/2018)

World Bank okays $100m grant for energy sector: Despite having huge hydropower potential, Nepal relies heavily on electricity imports to reduce the electricity shortage in the country (kp 20/09/2018)

Sugar mills to generate 8 MW electricity this fiscal year (ht 19/09/2018)

Upper Sanjen achieves 68 percent work progress, by Himnath Devkota (rep 17/09/2018)

Errant hydropower projects under scanner: These hydro projects were awarded a generation licence before mid-August 2015 but majority of them have performed dismally in terms of construction progress (kp 16/09/2018)

New Butwal Gorakhpur Cross-Border Transmission Line Project: Transmission line project modalities yet to be fixed, by Bibek Subedi (kp 15/09/2018)

Betan Karnali applies to build hydropower plant (kp 14/09/2018)

Bheri Babai ready to start hydropower component (kp 13/09/2018)

Upper Karnali hydel: Bangladesh set to buy power from Nepal (kp 10/09/2018)

Nepal must invest in Galchhi-Kyirong cross-border transmission line (ht 10/09/2018), Joint steering committee to discuss energy cooperation (kp 11/09/2018)

Revive the dam plan: A long-awaited dream was dashed when China Three Gorges pulled out of West Seti, by Khagendra Prasad Rijal (kp 09/09/2018)

Upper Tamakoshi project: PM’s direction to meet deadline to be unmet due to poor access road (rep 09/09/2018)

400 households living in dark in Manthali (ht 09/09/2018)

Bio-gas produced from human waste at Ratnapark benefiting shopkeepers (ht 09/09/2018)

Dhalkebar substation comes into operation (rep 06/09/2018)

World Bank helps strengthen cross-border electricity trade (ht 06/09/2018)

Illusions of cheap solar: Policy makers must offer a clearer set of regulations on solar for Nepali consumers to benefit from the significant reductions in the costs of solar power being achieved elsewhere, by Bishal Thapa (rep 04/09/2019)

NERC regulations pave way for formation of energy regulatory body> Commission responsible for fixing electricity tariffs (ht 03/09/2018)

West Seti project hangs in the balance: Power utility, Three Gorges discuss capacity, power purchase rate, by Mukul Humagain and Bibek Subedi (kp 29/08/2018), Project doomed after Chinese company turns down proposal, by Mukul Humagain and Bibek Subedi (kp 30/08/2018), After over 6 yrs, Three Gorges walking away from West Seti: Australian company had previously wasted 17 yrs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 30/08/2018), West Seti’s fate: With Chinese firm all set to return, govt must pull out all the stops to develop West Seti Hydropower Project (ht 31/08/2018)

Project starts construction but yet to decide over land acquisition, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 28/08/2018)

Budhi Gandaki hydel project: Rejected contractor set to find favour, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 28/08/2018)

Road damage likely to affect Rasuwagadhi hydropower project, by Himnath Devkota (rep 27/08/2018)

Upper karnali hydropower project: Four years elapsed, GMR is yet to sign financial closure; Seeks another time extension of one year (rep 26/08/2018)

Hydels with collective capacity of 2,356 MW under construction (ht 26/08/2018)

Uncertainty hangs over Budhi Gandaki project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/08/2018)

Generation by hydropower plants declined last fiscal year (rep 25/08/2018)

Energy banking accord may be signed in Oct, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/08/2018)

Exporting electricity: Energy Ministry looking for deal similar to GMR, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/08/2018)

Cross-border transmission line: Nepal-China joint technical team to meet next week (kp 22/08/2018)

Bheri-babai multipurpose project: Powerhouse and dam construction still in limbo, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 22/08/2018)

NEA to buy 19MW of solar electricity (kp 21/08/2021)

Rasuwagadhi hydro project achieves major milestone: The Rasuwagadhi project is being developed at an estimated cost of Rs13.68 billion under a debt equity ratio of 50 percent, by Balram Ghimire (kp 21/08/2018), Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project achieves tunnel breakthrough, by Himnath Devkota (rep 21/08/2018)

Dhalkebar substation goes online: Facility will allow import of large quantum of energy from India (kp 19/08/2018)

Floods wreak havoc to hydro projects (kp 18/08/2018)

5% more people connected to power supply in FY2017/18: Electricity supply up by 12.79 percent;  NEA’s income increase by 16.98 percent (rep 18/08/2018)

Garbage in, garbage out: Publishing incorrect statistics will lead to misguided energy related research studies, by Sunil Malla (kp 17/08/2018)

Power generation to increase by 750 MW, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/08/2018)

Bijuli ko tar, tar, tar …: It may take a long time before the capital’s streets become wireless, by Monika Deupala (nt 17/08/2018)

West Seti hydro project: Government plans to scale down capacity; CTGC had requested IBN to slash the installed capacity of the project to 600 MW from 750MW, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/08/2018)

170MW solar power plant gets $200m investment: It is the first phase of an ambitious project to generate 850MW of electricity from solar power, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/08/2018)

Plan to install power lines underground hits a snag: The project’s financier, Asian Development Bank, is threatening to pull back from the project if the power utility fails to wrap up the bidding process immediately and appoint contractors for the job, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/08/2018)

Nepal, Bangladesh sign power cooperation deal (kp 11/08/2018), GMR, Bangladesh to sign power purchase pact, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/08/2018)

Marshyangdi corridor 220 kV transmission line: Indigenous people demand their say in power project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/08/2018)

Power by the people, for the people: Electricity produced by local cooperatives could repeat the success of community forests, by Anil Chitrakar (nt 10/08/2018)

Nepal-China power line panel plans first meet: The panel, which consists of five representatives from each country, will hire a consultant to prepare the DPR besides finalising the construction and funding modality of the first ever trans-Himalayan electricity line (kp 08/08/2018)

Locals obstruct forest clearance for Upper Karnali Hydropower Project, by Govinda KC (rep 08/08/2018)

Hydro is dead: Nepal must shake off its curse of hydro and move to a 21st century energy strategy that is in sync with evolving trends, technological change and regional context, by Bishal Thapa (rep 07/08/2018)

CTGC officials coming for talks on West Seti project (kp 07/08/2018)

Underground power line: Half of project works finished; The transmission line will evacuate 60MW of electricity generated by Upper Trishuli-A to Kathmandu (kp 06/08/2018)

Bheri Babai multipurpose project: More than 50 percent of tunnel works completed; It is the first time that a tunnel boring machine is being used in Nepal (kp 05/08/2018)

Power line project to ask for national pride status, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/08/2018)

Nepal turns to solar and batteries to meet peak demand: As prices fall, it is now feasible to store solar electricity to cover the country’s energy shortfall, by Kunda Dixit (nt 03/08/2018)

Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project: Hydro project starts issuing shares to locals, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 02/08/2018), Upper Tamakoshi likely to come online next year, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/08/2018)

Investors to be allowed to pay in instalments, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/08/2018)

Flame of hope: Biogas can help contribute to climate change mitigation, adaptation and support households, by Kantilata Thapa (kp 30/07/2018)

West Seti hydropower project uncertainty: IBN to give ultimatum to China Three Gorges; The 750 MW project has been in limbo after CTGC said it would not go ahead with the scheme if the power purchase rate was not increased, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/07/2018)

Nepal-China team to build cross-border power line (kp 26/07/2018)

CMC, Sinohydro win 140MW Tanahu hydro contract (kp 25/07/2018), Tanahu Hydropower Company picks contractors for civil, mechanical works (rep 27/07/2018)

Researchers underscore need of access to energy in slums, remote areas (rep 25/07/2018)

Underground cable plan stalls due to hefty price (kp 24/07/2018)

HIDCL taking the initiative to create a ‘hedging fund’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/07/2017)

Feasibility study of Nepal’s largest hydel set to begin (kp 21/07/2018)

Upper Trishuli 3A on track to meet deadline (kp 20/07/2018)

Talks to be held with China Three Gorges on West Seti (kp 19/07/2018)

400 marginalized families provided with solar lights, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rep 19/07/2018)

FDI in 170-megawatt solar plant approved (rep 19/07/2018)

Locals encircle NEA after weeks of power cut, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 18/07/2018)

PM Oli seeks way out of West Seti conundrum, by Umesh Poudel (ht 18/07/2018)

Locals give up hope for West Seti Hydropower Project, by Pusparaj Joshi and Arun Bam (rep 16/07/2018)

First underground electricity line beset with problems, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 16/07/2018)

Power output soars due to rain-swollen rivers (kp 13/07/2018)

Nalsing Gadh hydro project likely to secure int’l financing (kp 12/07/2018)

Fire damages power station in Nuwakot (kp 11/07/2018)

Sinohydro concerned by proposed hydro project: The letter claimed that the peaking run-of-the-river scheme like the Upper Marshyangdi would change the hydrology of the river, affecting the operation of run-of-the-river type projects downstream, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/07/2018)

NEA signs PPA with Ilep Khola hydel project (kp 11/07/2018)

Path to power: We need to do adequate homework to reduce the cost of production of hydropower so that the goal of affordable energy can be achieved, by Sushil Pokharel (rep 11/07/2018)

Cabinet okays electricity commission regulation: The commission will fix the electricity tariff after holding a public hearing (kp 10/07/2018)

Three hydel projects in final stage (ht 10/07/2018)

Work on hydel project sub-station expedited (ht 10/07/2018)

Nepal, India mull power banking (kp 08/07/2018)

Locals worried by ‘unmanaged’ high voltage power lines, by Arjun Oli (rep 08/07/2018)

Vidhyut gets permit for Mugu Karnali Hydro (kp 07/07/2018)

NEA to urge India not to raise energy prices, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/07/2018), NEA rejects India’s proposal to raise power price by 20pc (kp 08/07/2018)

Transmission System Master plan sheds light on power ambitions (kp 02/07/2018), MoEWRI unveils master plan of transmitting power (ht 02/07/2018)

'Valley underground wiring to take time', by Dilasha KC (rep 02/07/2018)

NEA signs pact with Tanahu Hydropower (kp 30/06/2018), NEA signs PPA with Tanahu Hydropower: PPA rate fixed at Rs 12.4 per unit during dry season and Rs 6.08 per unit during summer months (rep 30/06/2018)

Investing for change: Nepal’s first private equity impact fund helps uplift Makwanpur and Tanahu villages, by Siddhant Raj Pandey (kp (29/06/2018)

Newly built substation eases power distribution: The new infra in Dadeldhura district was built by a Nepal-India joint venture (kp 28/06/2018)

Nepal pitches Tamakoshi V for AIIB financing (rep 28/06/2018)

Upper Tamakoshi makes IPO worth Rs1.05 billion (kp 27/06/2018)

Bilateral talks silent on West Seti, Budhigandaki (rep 27/06/2018)

AIIB issues $1m grant to upgrade power grid (kp 26/06/2018)

Power cuts in the country a regular phenomenon (ht 23/06/2018)

Hydel projects should be developed with internal investment (ht 22/06/2018)

Nepal, China sign power grid pact (kp 21/06/2018)

The fourth element: Why should we wait at least ten years for a storage hydro to be ready? If environment is conducive, private sector is ready to launch rooftop revolution, by Aashish Chalise (rep 21/0/2018)

NEA set to charge Dhalkebar substation this month (kp 20/06/2018)

Village shrouded in darkness as landslide destroys hydropower canal (rep 20/06/2018)

NEA cuts power imports as domestic output rises, by Bibek Subedi (kp 19/06/2018)

Errant Indian firm to outsource remaining tasks: The project has spent Rs37.71 billion and completed 95 percent of the work so far, by Bibek Subedi (kp 18/06/2018)

4 workers killed in Arun III accident, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 17/06/2018), 4 workers, trapped in Arun III tunnel, rescued safely, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 18/06/2018), Four workers of Arun III rescued alive after 39 hours, by Megh Raj Tamang (rep 18/06/2018)

Cabinet clears way for DPR of Nepal-China power line (kp 16/06/2018)

Kulekhani-3 languishing due to tardy contractor: The performance of Jheijian Jialin, a Chinese company hired by the Nepal Electricity Authority to execute the electromechanical works, has been very disappointing, by Pratap Bista (kp 16/06/2018)

NEA warns factories to install capacitor banks (kp 15/06/2018)

Ministries join forces to fight electricity theft (kp 14/06/2018)

Nepal’s largest hydro project in the offing (kp 13/06/2018)

Establishment of NERC moves a step closer (kp 12/06/2018)

Realizing energy potential: Nepal’s approach to developing its hydro-power for export to India appears to have missed the larger context of India’s developments, by Bishal Thapa (rep 12/06/2018)

19 cos bid to prepare DPR of Lower Seti: The 105 MW project will be built around 20 km downstream of the Tanahu Hydropower Project powerhouse (kp 10/06/2018)

Upper Tamakoshi to issue shares to locals, public (kp 09/06/2018)

Load-shedding cost GDP $11 bn from 2008 to 2016 (ht 09/06/2018)

Province 2 to strive for energy independence: Provincial govt aims to generate 50MW electricity this year (kp 08/06/2018)

Talks on Butwal-Gorakhpur power line project to be held (kp 08/06/2018)

IBN refutes govt claim on West Seti Project: Says there has been no decision to scrap pact signed with China Three Gorges on 750MW undertaking, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/06/2018)

NEA begins constructing high voltage power lines (kp 07/06/2018)

UN country office switches to solar power (kp 06/06/2018)

Powering Nepal: Development of power projects should be looked from a larger perspective of increasing export of goods and services, not through myopic lens, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 05/06/2018)

Flip the dam plan over: Politics, on occasion, should supersede development of transformative projects, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 03/06/2018)

PMO steps in to develop Tamor Storage Hydro, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/12/2018)

Erratic power supply hits industries hard (ht 02/06/2018)

NEA signs maiden PPA with Tanahu Hydro: The NEA will pay Rs12.40 per unit of electricity during the dry season which lasts from December to May, and Rs7.10 per unit during the wet season which lasts from June to November (kp 02/06/2018)

IBN may be allowed to issue one-door approval: The Finance Ministry is preparing the Public Private Partnership Act which will regulate IBN’s operations, ministry, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/06/2018)

Gongor-Khimti transmission line 80pc completed (kp 28/05/2018)

Country’s electricity generation surges by 7.4 per cent (ht 28/05/2018)

No load shedding! Mission Accomplished: After two years of intense efforts, Kul Man Ghishing, managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority, has been able to declare the country load-shedding free (sp 25/05/2018)

Return of the dam plan: The Arun 3 saga is a case of squandered opportunities and politics before progress, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 25/05/2018)

Guideline for issuing hydel licence issued (kp 25/05/2018)

‘Scrap West Seti deal or slash installed capacity’, by Bibed Subedi (kp 25/05/2018), Govt likely to scrap West Seti deal (ht 25/05/2018)

Work intensifies for formation of NERC: Although the plan to form the NERC was floated a decade ago, Parliament only endorsed the Electricity Regulatory Commission Act in August 2017, opening the way for its establishment (kp 23/05/2018)

Tunnel borer may be used at Dudhkoshi project (kp 22/05/2018)

Plants sans grids: Failure to construct transmission lines on time will mean keeping hydel projects ready to generate energy idle (ht 22/05/2018)

NEA warns of fine if power line project delayed (kp 21/05/2018), NEA asks contractor to complete Solu Corridor transmission line on time (ht 21/05/2018)

China proposes joint DPR of cross-border transmission line (kp 19/05/2018)

132KV power cable over school gives tension to students (kp 17/05/2018)

Towards a brighter future: A stable government and new players in energy generation could help Nepal meet its SDG target, by Himalayan Bir Shrestha (kp 17/05/2018)

762 MW Tamor storage project: Tender deadline for feasibility study extended; In 1985, Jica had proposed building a 696 MW hydroelectric project on the Tamor River by building a 153-metre-high dam (kp 16/05/2018)

‘Entire country is now free of loadshedding’: Hydroelectricity production has increased due to the rise in water levels of major rivers (kp 14/05/2018), NEA receives help from the heavens (kp 15/05/2018)

NEA trying to remove slowpoke contractor, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/05/2018)

Renovation of Bhotekoshi Hydro to take another year and a half, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 12/05/2018)

PMs jointly lay foundation for Arun III (rep 12/05/2018), 900MW project launch elates Sankhuwasabha folk, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 13/05/2018)), Energy Ministry-IBN row resurfaces at Arun III event, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/05/2018)

NEA mulling to install battery storage system, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/05/2018)

Hydropower development: Producing power sans conflict, by Hari Krishna Shrestha (ht 10/05/2018)

NEA to end power cuts in industrial areas: The NEA has been supplying uninterrupted energy to  residential customers for more than a year now at the expense of factories where there is load-shedding lasting 3-4 hours during peak times, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/05/2018)

Government plans ‘Decade of Energy’ (kp 09/05/2018)

Tender of 1,200MW Budhigandaki by next fiscal (ht 09/05/2018), Govt’ll build Budhigandaki on its own: Energy minister (rep 09/05/2018)

Govt mulls leasing land to run transmission lines (kp 09/05/2018)

Erratic plan in power sector generates no results, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 09/05/2018)

IBN grants generation licence for Arun-3 project (kp 08/05/2018)

Namure Multipurpose Project under doubt, by Giru Prasad Bhandari (kp 07/05/2018)

Formation of NERC delayed yet again: The NERC will supersede the existing Electricity Tariff Fixation Commission and set the charges that customers will have to pay to Nepal Electricity Authority (kp 06/05/2018)

Upper Tamakoshi likely to miss completion deadline, by Bibek Subedi(kp 05/05/2017)

NEA invites bids to supply solar power (kp 03/05/2018), Let it shine: Development of solar power is a positive step towards producing clean energy (kp 04/05/2018)

China proposes teaming up for power line DPR: The Nepali portion of the power line will stretch from Galchhi in Dhading district to Rasuwagadhi on the  border with China, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/05/2018)

Panel to fix payment for leaving projects (kp 01/05/2018)

Hydropower projects told to furnish progress report within 15 days (rep 01/05/2018)

Minister Pun warns of scrapping erring hydel companies’ licence (kp 30/04/2018)

Tapping solar energy: Solar energy not only has the potential to light up our homes, it is the energy behind our food and our lives, by Khilendra Basnyat (kp 29/04/2018)

Budhigandaki hydro project: Locals worried about the delays in compensation, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 29/04/2018)

25MW photovoltaic power: Work begins on Nepal’s largest solar plant (kp 28/04/2018)

SJVN to get Arun-3 generation licence, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/04/2018), 900mw arun 3 run-of-the-river scheme: SJVN awarded generation licence for hydro project (kp 29/04/2018)

Oli, Modi to lay foundation stone for 900-MW Arun III (rep 26/04/2018)

30pc tunnel work completed at Bheri Babai, thanks to TBM (kp 24/04/2018)

Meeting of Pancheshwar governing body kicks off (ht 24/04/2018), High-level meeting extends deadline to prepare DPR of Pancheshwar to Dec, by Umesh Poudel (ht 28/04/2018)

NEA, Tanahu Hydro sign power purchase accord (kp 23/04/2018)

Kabeli B1 hydel project likely to miss deadline (ht 22/04/2018)

Mid-Bhotekoshi hydro asked to maintain deadline (ht22/04/2018)

Nepal To Cooperate In Electricity Sector With Bangladesh And China, by Barshaman Pun (sp 20/04/2018)

Contractor’s Delay: Given the present pace of work by the contractor, Upper Tamakosi is likely to miss its deadline (sp 20/004/2018)

Budhi Gandaki hydropower project: Compensation distribution delay infuriates locals, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 19/04/2018)

Constant supply: Large reservoir-based hydro-power projects are Nepal’s best bet for energy security (kp 18/04/2018)

Hydro licence to be revoked if construction of project delayed (ht 16/04/2018)

SNHP investment deal inked (ht 15/04/2018)

Tender for feasibility study for Tamor project called (kp 14/04/2018)

Betan Karnali hydel project: Nabil, Nepal SBI sign MoU (kp 13/04/2018)

NEA offers power banking to India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/04/2018)

Complete Upper Tamakoshi on time: Oli (kp 12/04/2018), Upper Tamakoshi delay causing nation daily loss of Rs 40 million, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 12/04/2018)

Triyuga Municipality to set up 100 MW solar plants: 10 MW of solar energy to be harnessed in the first phase, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 12/04/2018)

Singha Durbar runs on solar power, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 11/04/2018), China hands over 1MW solar system in Singha Durbar (ht 11/04/2018)

Dhalkebar substation to be completed in six weeks (kp 11/04/2018)

GMR offers Upper Karnali power for 10 cents per unit, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/04/2018)

Reconstruction of Upper Bhotekoshi project begins, by Anish Tiwari (kp 10/04/2018)

Search for new modality to build Budhigandaki, says Minister Pun (kp 09/04/2018)

Hetauda-Dhalkebar-Duhabi transmission line: 400kV transmission line project comes to halt, by Shiva Puri (kp 09/04/2018)

NEA urges govt to take final decision on Tamor project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/04/2018)

Energy security: Nepal must broaden its vision to include energy security provisions in its development, by Devendra Adhikari (kp 06/04/2018)

How they kept Nepal in the dark ages: Prolonged power cuts were not due to undersupply but because of rampant corruption, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 06/04/2018)

Transmission line extension left in limbo (ht 06/04/2018)

Hydro projects expected to improve living standards in Karnali, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 05/04/2018)

Pun mulling to award some projects to IBN (kp 04/04/2018)

NEA picks new route for Nepal-China power line (kp 03/04/2018)

Nothing moves on Budhi Gandaki hydro, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 31/03/2018)

NEA renews PPA with NVVN for 15 months (ht 30/03/2018), India ups price of electricity exported to Nepal: New rates come into effect on April 1 (rep 30/03/2018)

Pun moves to resolve differences with IBN, by Bibek Subedi (kp 29/03/2018)

Nepal-India transmission line: Energy Ministry to lobby for power line project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/03/2018)

NEA meets FinMin (ht 28/03/2018)

Right of way disputes delay power line plans: Task force failed to come out with a modality to relinquish their propertyn Construction of key transmission projects of the NEA is in limbo, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/03/2018)

Upper Tamakoshi project: Locals oppose share distribution modality (ht 27/03/2018)

Talks of loadshedding rumours baseless: NEA (kp 26/03/2018)

75 percent of Gongor-Khimti transmission line completed: The 47km transmission line is crucial to evacuate  hydroelectricity generated by 456MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project which is slated to come online by  the end of December (kp 25/03/2018)

‘Fickle policy holding back hydro sector’ (kp 24/03/2018)

Hydropower key to economic prosperity’ (ht 24/03/2018)

SDF begins funding infrastructure (kp 23/03/2018), Em-powering South Asia, by Alaina B. Teplitz (nt 23/03/2018)

Govt preparing to set up energy regulatory body: The body will establish a code that various entities under its jurisdiction will have to follow such as specifying standards for the construction of hydropower plants, transmission lines and distribution networks, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/03/2018)

IBN asks for files of hydro projects bigger than 500MW, by Bibek Subedi (kp 21/03/2018)

Upper Karnali works yet to resume, by Govinda KC (rep 21/03/2018)

Energy Min to add more power to grid (kp 21/03/2018)

Work begins on transmission line project in Attariya (kp 20/03/2018)

Plan to trade power with China, B’desh, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 20/03/2018)

Hydro-powered dreams: Significant investment in infrastructure needed to meet development challenges, by Devendra Adhikari (kp 18/03/2018)

Upper Tamakoshi hydropower: Project cost to reach about Rs 50 billion, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 18/03/2018)

Cross-border electricity trade and investment stressed (ht 18/03/2018)

Upper Trishuli 3A may come online ahead of schedule (kp 16/03/2018)

Construction of Arun-III hydro likely to begin by April-end (ht 16/03/2018)

Upper Tamakoshi hydro IPO plans hit snag with locals: The delay in issuing the ordinary shares will affect the project which will now have to rely on loans to fund the ongoing construction, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 16/03/2018)

Alignment of Nepal-China power line to be finalised, by Bibek Subedi (kp 15/03/2018)

Tanahu Hydro, Sinohydro Corp sign memorandum (kp 15/03/2018)

State trims power leakages to 13.74pc in 17 units: Nepal Electricity Authority reduces power theft (kp 14/03/2018), Electricity leakage in Province 1 down by 4 percentage points: Nepal Electricity Authority (rep 14/03/2018)

ADB willing to finance Tamor feasibility study, by Bibek Subdei (kp 13/03/2018)

Kabeli power line project overcomes major hurdle (kp 12/03/2018)

Diversity in power: There is need to re-think Nepal’s dependence on hydro-power and revise policy to add solar energy to the mix, by Ram Prasad Dhital and Jiwan Kumar Mallik (kp 11/03/2018)

Budhi Gandaki project faces another hurdle (kp 11/03/2018)

SJVN Arun-3 set to get generation licence (kp 10/03/2018)

Govt to form task force to study West Seti issues (ht 10/03/2018)

Province 2 has lowest generation capacity, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/03/2018)

Biomass power plants in Parsa lying defunct, by Shankar Acharya (kp 09/03/2018)

China Three Gorges seeks guaranteed return of 17 percent, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/03/2018), IBN directors to decide fate of West Seti hydro, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/03/2018), Development of West Seti in limbo as CTGC ups demands (ht 07/03/2018)

Hydro-powered dreams: Nepal can be a pioneer in the hydropower sector if it is to consider policy consistency, by Sajal Mani Dhital (kp 02/03/2018)

Upper Tamakoshi hydro readying to issue shares (kp 01/03/2018)

Barriers to benefiting from energy sector highlighted (kp 01/03/2018), Challenges to energy access highlighted (ht 01/03/2018), Women, excluded groups face barriers to energy: ADB report (rep 01/02/2018), Break barriers: It is important that Nepal adopts supportive policies and institutional frameworks to address gender and social exclusion issues in the energy sector (ht 02/03/2018)

Climate change impacts: Ways forward for energy, by Devendra Adhikari (ht 01/03/2018)

Small steps for big leap: Nepal needs to decrease use of imported petroleum and dependence on biomass for residential needs for both are sources of greenhouse gases, by Ugan Manandhar (rep 28/02/2018)

Power producers concerned about local taxes (rep 28/02/2018)

NEA threatens to fire slowpoke contractor (kp 27/02/2018)

Upper Tamakoshi launch date pushed back to December: Project officials blamed the poor state of the road  linking the project site  in Dolakha for the  sluggish progress (kp 26/02/2018)

70MW Middle Marsyangdi hydel: Hydel project shut down for urgent repairs (kp 26/02/2018), Maintenance of one turbine of Middle Marsyangdi hydro project completed (ht 02/03/2018)

Grid-connected solar projects: NEA mulls dropping pacts with nine companies, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/02/2018)

Nepal Electricity Authority plans to end industrial load-shedding from mid-May: NEA will be able to supply power to industries next winter also (ht 25/02/2018)

Nepal-China cross-border transmission line: NEA to decide on best route in 3 weeks (rep 25/02/2018)

Power distribution system to be outdated in 2 years: Stakeholders participating in the talk show urged the NEA to improve its distribution network and transmission lines to ensure reliable supply of power in the future when the country is expected to have surplus electricity (kp 23/02/2018)

Guidelines released on selling energy into grid: Individuals and organizations producing electricity for personal use as well as commercial producers have been permitted to connect their solar panels to national grid, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/02/2018), Energy transformation: Shifting to wind and solar energy sources could be a solution to electricity shortfall (kp 21/02/2018)

A secure energy future:Nepal’s present energy mix and uses are the result of a segmented policy landscape that has conceived electricity as an end in itself, by Ajaya Dixit (kp 19/02/2018)

Lamjung hydro projects in limbo, by Ramji Rana (ht 19/02/2018)

Madhya-Marshangdi to be shut for 10 days for repair (rep 19/02/2018)

NEA in bid to have more vehicle charging stations: Country’s first EV charging station has been set up at power utility’s central office (kp 18/02/2018)

Hydros of 1 MW to be affiliated to local units (ht 18/02/2018), Power at local level: The decision to delegate power to the local units to mange up to one megawatt of power plant will certainly help electrification in rural area (ht 19/02/2018)

Rs94b viability gap funding okayed for Budhi Gandaki (kp 17/02/2018)

Country to see record addition of hydropower in FY2017/18 (rep 17/02/2018)

Dhangadhi-Paliya power line back in operation: The Dhangadhi-Paliya cross-border power line went out of operation in 2008, and Nepal had repeatedly been requesting India to revive it (kp 15/02/2018)

Blanch-Attariya line to be upped to six phase (kp 14/02/2018)

Indian co starts work on Dhalkebar substation (kp 14/02/2018)

IPB approves Rs 20 billion FDI in 102-MW hydel project (ht 13/02/2018)

Kabeli-A hydroelectricity project: 400m tunnel built at hydel project, by Shahi Man Rai (kp 12/02/2018)

Biogas saves carbon and earns nepal Rs1b per year (kp 11/02/2018)

30MW Chameliya officially begins power production, by Manoj Badu (kp 11/02/2018), PM inaugurates Chameliya hydel project (ht 11/02/2018)

Manthali-Khimti-Dhalkebar 220 kV: Transmission line nears completion, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 10/02/2018)

Unannounced load shedding affects life in Gulmi, by Shiva Lal Subedi (rep 10/02/2018)

Tanahu hydroelectric project: NEA to sign first PPA with storage-type hydro, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/02/2018)

Energy Min mulling to dump deal with CTGC, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/02/2017)

NEA steps up crackdown on power theft in Lalitpur (kp 06/02/2018)

Lamjung to be promoted as a model district for hydropower development, by Kishan Sangeet Nepali (rep 06/02/2018)

Law Ministry puts IBN-Energy Ministry dispute to rest, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/02/2018)

Nepal-China power line feasibility report filed: The proposed transmission line will be 80km long n Estimated to cost Rs 10 billion, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/02/2018)

Stop stealing electricity or face blackout: NEA (kp 02/02/2018)

Chameliya begins power output from 2nd turbine (kp 02/02/2018)

Energy for thought: Making electricity generation and trading simple, regular and transparent is a must if we were to become self-reliant in the power sector (ht 01/02/2018)

Bheri-Babai project update: Project completes 15pc of tunnel works using TBM, by Prakash Adhikari (kp (31/01/2018)

Delay in hydro-mechanical works likely to push back Upper Tamakoshi deadline, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 31/01/2018)

Land acquisition of Budhi Gandaki project stalls due to short-staffing, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 30/01/2018), Compensation distribution for Budhigandaki hydel hindered (ht 31/01/2018)

Energy ministry dragging feet on electricity regulatory body formation (rep 30/01/2018), FinMin okays electricity commission regulation (kp 31/01/2018)

Innovative ways of financing for hydels sought (ht 29/01/2018), NEA to resume signing ‘take or pay’ accords, by Bibek Subedi (kp 30/01/2018)

More RoR plants to get 'take or pay' PPAs (rep 29/01/2018)

The NEA unplugged: E-vehicle charging stations are a great idea, but regulatory assessment is necessary, by Subrata Lamsal (kp 28/01/2018)

Far-west locals propose developing West Seti hydro project in UTHEP model (ht 28/01/2018), Locals of far west fear further delay in project execution (rep 28/01/2018)

India drags feet in building new cross-border power line (kp 28/01/2018)

Nepal power investment summit 2018: Prez calls for action to harness Nepal’s huge hydro potential (kp 28/01/2018), SAsia cooperation for electricity trade sought (ht 28/01/2018), Energy cooperation: The legal framework will enable the sub-regional nations to exchange the surplus energy among one another whenever they need it (ht 29/01/2018)

Wavering policy stalls solar power project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/01/2018)

216mw upper trishuli-1 hydel project: NEA okays draft PPA for hydel project (kp 26/01/2018)

33k households in Baitadi off the grid: The Nepal Electricity Authority office in Baitadi said that the budget allocation for the district for rural  electrification was inadequate, and as a result, many parts of the district lack electricity access (kp 26/01/2018)

Upper Marshyangdi-2 in limbo as talks deferred, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/01/2018)

Upper Arun hydropower project: Sino-Taiwanese JV to prepare project report (kp 24/01/2018)

Gongor-Khimti transmission line: 70pc of works completed, says developer (kp 21/01/2018)

Kabeli Corridor project fails to gather momentum (ht 21/01/2018)

Lower Arun hydro kept in govt basket: the govt withheld the application as it had already appointed a consultant to prepare a detailed project report and environmental impact assessment (kp 20/01/2018)

KMC starts clearing unmanaged overhead cables (ht 20/01/2018)

NEA close to selecting firm for laying cables (kp 19/01/2018)

Bangladesh proposes to build hydropower plants in Nepal (kp 19/01/2018)

Feasibility study for pumped storage projects being done (kp 18/01/2018)

Tamakoshi 3 hydro project: TBI Holding for slashing capacity (kp 16/01/2018)

Mid-Bhotekoshi given deadline of two years (ht 15/01/2018)

13 hydro projects seek IPOs worth Rs3.6b (kp 14/01/2018)

Energy Ministry delays formation of regulatory body (kp 14/01/2018)

Local level to license plants up to 1 MW (kp 13/01/2018), ‘Obtain DoED nod before issuing licence' (ht 13/01/2018)

Chameliya hydro project finally comes online, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/01/2018)

Quake-damaged hydel plants repaired (ht 13/01/2018)

Power to the people: Despite huge potential, Nepal fails to meet demands for electricity and turns to India for bail-out (kp 12/01/2018), Power investors meet: Can Nepal generate 40,000MW of hydroelectricity in 10 years and unleash a slew of downstream industries? (nt 12/01/2018)

Nepal power investment summit: Summit to galvanise Nepal’s energy sector (kp 12/01/2018)

Power imports up 20pc as winter takes its toll, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/01/2018)

Half the population in Dadeldhura deprived of electricity (ht 10/01/2018)

Chinese JV gets NEA nod for 220kV substation in Barhabise (kp 10/01/2018)

West seti hydropower project: NEA, CTGC may part ways over power rate, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/01/2018)

WECS to conduct study on energy consumption: WECS will then make recommendations on efficient use of electricity to various sectors (kp 07/01/2018)

Plan to downsize Tamakoshi-3 causes controversy, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 07/01/2018)

Hydropower projects gear up works in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 07/01/2018)

Technology and Economics of energy, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 07/01/2018)

President bemoans slow pace of hydro development (kp 06/01/2018), Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 kicks off (ht 06/01/2018)

Nepal’s first biogas plant starts producing CNG (kp 06/01/2018)

Indian company likely to get Dhalkebar job (kp 05/01/2018)

Reliable energy a must to boost Nepal's economic growth, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 05/01/2018)

Safety rules-flouting LPG bottlers to face stern action (kp 05/01/2018), NBSM to shut gas plants flouting safety rules (ht 05/01/2018), Gas plants shut down over safety violations: gas bottlers have been found to be filling defective cylinders with cooking gas after merely repairing the safety valves, by Rajesh Khanal and Nagendra Adhikari (kp 06/01/2018)

Rs 204 billion required to ensure grid electricity throughout the country (ht 05/01/2018)

Ample prospects for hydropower development in the country, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 05/01/2018)

Tunnel digging of Bheri Babai diversion project expedited (ht 05/01/2018)

CTGC threatens to pull out from West Seti project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/01/2018)

Alternatives for Budhi Gandaki: Big challenges to Budhi Gandaki comprise technical, social and economic questions that are yet to be fully resolved, by Christopher Butler, Satis Devkota and Bishnu Sharma Nepal (rep 04/01/2018)

Tanahu Hydro running late on naming builder, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/01/2018)

42.9MW AKHP achieves financial closure (ht 03/01/2018)

E-vehicle charging: Valley armed with 4 more stations (kp 02/01/2018), Plugged on: NEA now runs four charging stations, but more EVs for public transport still needed (kp 03/01/2018)

Nepal adds 150mw of hydro energy in 2017, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/01/2018)

Upper Trishuli 3A project completes 80pc civil works (kp 31/12/2017)

EnergyMin, IBN clash over hydro projects: IBN claims the right to implement hydro projects with a capacity of 500MW or morenEnergy Ministry refutes that claim; officials say they have sole authority, by Bibek Subedi (kp 30/12/2017)

Battery import dwindles as load-shedding ends, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 30/12/2017)

Melamchi phase II can generate 2 MW power (ht 29/12/2017)

Power purchase agreement with NVVN renewed sans changes (ht 28/12/2017), Power purchase accord extended (kp 29/12/2017)

Himalayan Hydro Expo set for Jan 5 kick-off (kp 27/12/2017)

Apex court rules in favour of TBI Holdings: Says MoE can award licence of above 500MW hydro projects through bilateral negotiations (ht 27/12/2017)

SC upholds permit for Tamakoshi 3 (kp 26/12/2017)

1,253 households deprived of electricity in Lamjung district (ht 25/12/2017)

30 MW Chameliya project: Nepal takes a decade to build hydro project (kp 24/12/2017)

Two bid to complete Dhalkebar substation (kp 23/12/2017)

Wind-solar mini grid: AEPC gets $3m ADB grant to install 10 power plants, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/12/2017)

Delay in construction of transmission line worries hydel investors (ht 23/12/2017)

NEA asks India not to stop electricity supply: The state-owned power utility is currently importing around 400 MW of electricity from India (kp 22/12/2017)

NEA assures ‘no load-shedding’ for domestic use (ht 22/12/2017)

Upper Trishuli 1: Hydro project held up as NEA dawdles over PPA (kp 21/12/2017)

Power imports from India likely to jump 26pc, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/12/2017)

NEA focusing on improving power distribution system, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 20/12/2017)

Budhi Gandaki hydel can be built with domestic resources: Report (kp 19/12/2017), Report: Internal resources adequate to build Budhi Gandaki hydro project (kp 19/12/2017)

No takers for Dhalkebar construction contract, by Bibek Subedi (kp 19/12/2017)

Gautam Buddha int’l airport project: Locals protest against delayed compensation; The farmers said that  after their land was acquired, they could not grow anything on it or  get compensation, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 19/12/2017)

Fire at your desire: There is a great market for charcoal, and it can be made with available forest waste, by Ranjana Mishra Jha (kp 19/12/2017)

Power lines, substations being upgraded with ADB funding, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/12/2017)

400kV Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line: Nepal to press India to agree on funding modality; Nepal and India had agreed to build the transmission line during the JSC meeting more than a year ago in New Delhi and had formed a joint technical team to prepare the DPR, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/12/2017)

Chameliya hydro likely to come online in Jan: The construction of Chameliya started in January 2008, and it was originally scheduled to be completed by June 2011 (kp 16/12/2017)

Nalsing Gad hydro project: Nalgad awarded survey licence (kp 15/12/2017)

Lack of motorable bridge: 4 hydro projects set to be delayed, by Aash Gurung (kp 15/12/2017)

Pancheshwar to spend Rs19.4b to cut impacts (kp 14/12/2017)

Himalayan Hydro expo set for 2018 opening (kp 14/12/2017)

Nepal to ask India for more electricity (rep 14/12/2017)

Renewable agenda: South Asia’s quest for a ‘green economy’ based on green strategies provides ample space for power trading, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/12/2017)

Chameliya project completed after a decade (erp 13/12/2017)

Nepal’s largest hybrid wind-solar power system comes online (kp 13/12/2017), Clean energy mix (ht 14/12/2017)

Power output takes hit as rivers shrink; down 35pc, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/12/2017)

85 families of Hariharpur get energy access, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (kp 13/12/2017)

NEA begins work on Nuwakot solar plant, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/12/2017)

IPPs equal NEA in terms of installed capacity: Both have installed capacity of 478 MW each, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 11/12/2017)

Tanahu hydro project all set to hire contractor, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/12/2017)

Struggle for power: New technologies and sustainable practices are needed to overcome the energy crisis, by Ramhari Poudyal (kp 07/12/2017)

Betan Karnali and Bheri-1: IBN seeks rights for two hydro projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/12/2017)

Mutually inclusive benefits: Mutual fund set-ups, rather than equity shares, would be more beneficial to investors as well as hydro-power project affected people, by Semanta Dahal (kp 04/12/2017)

IBN, MoE lock horns on dealing with hydel projects: Fate of 680-megawatt Betan Karnali in limbo (ht 03/12/2017)

Energy sector can attract Rs28.93t in foreign capital (kp 02/12/2017)

Defunct Likhu 4 hydro revived after 7 years: the estimated power output has now been revised down-ward to 52.4 Mw by the new promoters. the project has aimed to start generating power within 30 months, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 02/12/2017)

1,200MW Budhi Gandaki hydropower project: Ousted Chinese contractor asks govt to revisit decision (kp 29/11/2017)

Hopefuls pledge to turn Kaski into hydro hub, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 29/11/2017)

Power output falls due to reduced river flow, by Aash Gurung (kp 27/11/2017)

Government to build Budhi Gandaki project on its own: Decision comes two weeks after contract to China Gezhouba Group Corporation terminated (kp 25/11/2017), Govt hands over Budhigandaki hydel project to NEA, by Sabin Mishra (ht 25/11/2017)

Universal access to electricity: Nepal on track to achieving target by 2030 (kp 25/11/2017)

BPC, Chinese firms to launch 1,000 mW hydro projects in Nepal (kp 24/11/2017)

Chameliya charges transmission line (ht 24/11/2017)

Construction of Arun-3 hydro project to begin soon (kp 23/11/2017)

Time for change: Edison started the first grid in New York over 100 years ago; Nepal’s first hydroelectric facility followed soon, by Richard Kauffman (kp 20/11/2017)

Upper Tamakoshi hydro project achieves major milestone, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 20/11/2017), Breakthrough in Upper Tamakoshi hydro-electric project (ht 20/11/2017), Very encouraging (ht 21/11/2017)

KMC to build bio-gas plant at Ratnapark (kp 19/11/2017)

Budhi Gandaki hydro to compensate landowners in 2nd phase soon, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 19/11/2017)

Kabeli B1 hydro project to be completed in mid-Feb, by Shahi Man Rai (kp 19/11/2017)

750MW West Seti hydropower project: NEA, CTGI seal deal, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 17/11/2017)

Seti River hydropower project gains traction, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 16/11/2017)

Budhi Gandaki project uncertain: Cabinet scraps deal sealed with a Chinese company on the basis of ‘instructions issued by two parliamentary committees’ in September (kp 14/11/2017), ‘Next Cabinet meeting to decide further on Budhi Gandaki project’: Energy Minister Kamal Thapa claims the next Cabinet meeting will take  a concrete decision (kp 15/11/2017), NC defends move over Budhi Gandaki project (kp 16/11/2017), Oli, Dahal accuse govt of working ‘on a whim’: Say decision to scrap Budhi Gandaki deal with Chinese firm ‘a mistake’ (kp 16/11/2017)

A new way forward: The electricity sector regulator will be a referee that uses regulations and directives to create a level playing field, by Satish Joshi (kp 13/11/2017)

Suspend Tamakoshi survey licence: SC (kp 09/11/2017)

Call for renewable energy technology in rural areas (kp 05/11/2017)

Chameliya hydropower project: Technical glitch puts off transmission test (kp 05/11/2017)

An idea that can drastically cut household energy bills, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 05/11/2017)

NEA to sign PPA in dollars after 4-year gap, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/11/2017)

20 MW Lower Modi likely to come online in December, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 04/11/2017)

Sikles Hydro starts trial production, by Lal Pasad Sharma (kp 04/11/2017)

West Seti hydropower project: NEA, CTGC to hold final talks to form Joint Venture firm, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/11/2017)

Upper Tamakoshi likely to come online in July: the first of six units of 456 MW project is expected to add 76 MW to national grid by the end of this fiscal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/11/2017)

Nalsingad hydel project in limbo, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 30/10/2017)

Bhutan lessons: Nepal has a lot to learn from Bhutan on how to, and how not to, deal with India on hydropower, by Shraddha Gautam (rep 30/10/2017)

Resettlement process: Locals affected by Budhi Gandaki hydro project warn to boycott polls, by Sudeep Kaini (kp 29/10/2017), Locals warn of boycotting polls unless they get compensation, by Naraharii Sapkota and Devendra Basnet (rep 30/10/2017)

Agitating locals threaten to obstruct NEA project (ht 27/10/2017)

Chameliya to start test production on November 4 (kp 25/10/2017)

Tamakoshi-3 hydro: Govt set to hand over project licence to TBI, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/10/2017)

Tanahun hydro can use forest land (ht 23/10/2017)

NEA to take lead to promote electric vehicles: Says will start by installing charging stations at  different parts of Kathmandu in the first phase, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/10/2017)

No power cuts this Tihar, says NEA, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/10/2017)

Upper Karnali Hydro receives forest clearance (kp 19/10/2017)

NEA steps up Tihar anti-leakage drive (kp 18/10/2017)

Waste to be used to produce biogas (ht 16/10/2017)

NEA’s bid to complete remaining works of Dhalkebar sub-station, by Bishnu Belbashe (rep 16/10/2017)

Light up: Could microgrids be the efficient way to overcome Nepal’s energy crisis?, by Ramhari Poudyal (kp 15/10/2017)

Stay on the right track: With new plans and investments pouring into the hydro power sector Nepal should now focus on turning its dream into reality, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 15/10/2017)

Nepal 153rd nation to endorse IRENA Statute: IRENA is an organisation that supports countries  to a sustainable energy future by promoting  renewable energy (kp 12/10/2017)

West Seti deal with Chinese company likely to be scrapped (ht 12/10/2017)

Upper Karnali project starts distributing compensation (ht 12/10/2017)

Kulekhani 3 deadline extended for fifth time (kp 11/10/2017)

NEA invites CTGC to sign joint venture deal (kp 10/10/2017)

MoF, NEA asked to arrange fund for Upper Trishuli 3A (kp 08/10/2017)

Study on methane gas availability in limbo (ht 06/10/2017)

Renewable energy: Huge potentials, by Sudeep Ghimire and Zulker Nafen (ht 06/10/2017)

Delays at Dhalkebar may hamper energy imports (kp 05/10/2017)

NEA terminates Dhalkebar contract: Says Chinese contractor intentionally delayed construction of substation (ht 04/10/2017)

Penny wise, Pound foolish: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee needs to do more than just nit-picking on project costs (kp 04/10/2017)

Chameliya hydropower to start trial production ‘soon’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/10/2017)

Kulekhani III to come online by Jan, by Pratap Bista (kp 04/10/2017)

World Bank backs NEA’s solar plant contract, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/10/2017)

Govt asked to scrap Budhi Gandaki deal with Chinese firm: Two parliamentary panels jointly direct government to scrap contract with the China Gezhouba  Group Corporation, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 26/09/2017), Govt told to scrap Budhigandaki deal with Chinese contractor (ht 26/09/2017)

Blanch-Attariya power line testing goes well, by Manoj Badu (kp 25/09/2017)

Upper Trishuli 3A hydroelectric project: Chinese bank renews loan grace period, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/09/2017)

Hydro expo slated for January (ht 21/09/2017)

PAC instructs govt to furnish documents of Budhigandaki deal (ht 21/09/2017)

Risen Energy seeks $27 million compensation for grid solar project (ht 20/09/2017), Raijin Energy claims Rs2.8b in compensation from NEA, by Bibek Subedi (kp 21/09/2017)

Upper Tamakoshi receives Rolwaling survey licence: Water in the tailrace of the Rolwaling scheme will be  channeled into the intake of the Upper Tamakoshi project to boost its electricity generation capacity (kp 19/09/2017)

Saptakoshi high dam project: ‘Extensive homework must before DPR study' (kp 18/09/2017)

Kulekhani 3 hydro project likely to get new deadline: The project’s completion deadline has been extended four times since construction began in  April 2008 (kp 17/09/2017)

Middle Modi hydro project further delayed, by Chhabi Lal Tiwari (rep 17/09/2017)

Over a dozen hydropower companies not paying government royalty, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 17/09/2017)

Financial closure deadline likely to be extended again, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/09/2017)

No load-shedding during dry season, says NEA (kp 15/09/2017), NEA plans to make distribution system robust (ht 15/09/2017)

Upper Karnali hydropower project: GMR starts distributing compensation payments (kp 15/09/2017)

Lack of law delays hydropower royalty distribution to local units (rep 14/09/2017)

NEA compelled to change route for Butwal-Mainahiya transmission line, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 13/09/2017)

No rational in retendering 25-megawatt grid-tied solar project: World Bank (ht 12/09/2017)

Indu Shankar, Everest sugar mills to generate electricity, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 12/09/2017)

Budhigandaki affected seek compensation (ht 11/09/2017)

Switch on: Electricity Authority needs to explore decentralised solutions to ensure emergency power supply, by Bibek Raj Kandel (kp 08/09/2017)

Pancheshwar multipurpose project: Nepal set to get 462.5MW of ‘firm energy’ (kp 08/09/2017), Nepal-India talks on Pancheswar DPR end inconclusively (ht 08/09/2017)

Korean JV on track to get licence for Upper Trishuli Hydropower Project (kp 08/09/2017)

AIIB team to visit Nepal to appraise energy projects: Top on the list are rural electrification project in the hilly districts of Province 6 and Tamakoshi 5 Hydropower Project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/09/2017)

Madi in darkness since past week, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 06/09/2017)

Budhi Gandaki listed as component of BRI, by Binod Ghimire and Bibek Subedi (kp 05/09/2017)

Plugged in: Nepal should look beyond hydroelectricity even as the need for more electricity emerges (kp 04/09/2017)

Govt starts managing messy overhead cables in Valley (ht 04/09/2017)

Into thin air: Urgent steps are required to stem electric power transmission and distribution losses, by Sagar Gnawali (kp 03/09/2017)

NEA to finally connect Farwest hills to nat’l grid: The 132kV transmission line will be initially used to evacuate energy generated by 30MW Chameliya hydro project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/09/2017)

500 households left in darkness due to damage in power plant canal: Budhathok Small Hydropower Project turning into a white elephant, by Sangam Gharti Magar (rep 03/09/2017)

Locals refuse to cede land for hydel project in Doti (ht 01/09/2017)

Govt to provide 19,600 ropanis of land to Tanahu hydro project (ht 01/09/2017)

West Seti hydropower project: Chinese developer approves JV pact (kp 31/08/2017)

Construction resumes at Rasuwagadhi project: The chinese contractor has completed 40 percent of construction work at the 111 MW hydro project, by Balram Ghimire (kp 29/08/2017)

Private companies may be enlisted to install electricity lines, by Bibek Subedi (kp 29/0872017)

Upper Tasmakoshi hydel: 456MW project to float shares to public in Dec, by Rajendra Manandhar ( 27/08/2017)

Electricity authority will not be able to end load-shedding this winter (ht 27/08/2017)

Five hydels in Manang, Lamjung to lose licence (ht 26/08/2017)

Pancheshwar multipurpose project: Project suffers setback as DPR talks falter, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/08/2017)

NEA signs PPA with Upper Trishuli hydel project (kp 24/08/2017)

NEA: Traditional electric meters will become history (kp 23/08/2017)

NEA goes digital, introduces online bill payment system in Valley (kp 22/08/2017), Valley residents no longer required to visit NEA to pay electricity bills (ht 22/08/2017)

Power cables to be laid underground  in central KTM, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/07/2017)

Fate of grid-tied solar project in limbo (ht 20/08/2017)

NPC decides to list all hydels under national priority projects, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 20/08/2017)

Developing Water Resources, by Biswo Pradhan (rn 19/08/2017)

NEA: Electricity leakage down to 22.9 percent (kp 18/08/2017), Power authority’s loss below Rs 1bn (ht 18/08/2017)

Mustang starts generating electricity from wind, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 18/08/2017)

Upper Trishuli-1 hydel project: IFC requests Energy Minister to expedite PPA (kp 17/08/2017)

Chameliya hydro wet test slated for Sept (kp 17/08/2017)

Govt to rid Valley of messy overhead cables: MoE is preparing to lay underground power lines (ht 17/08/2017)

Budhigandaki project: Pricey power; The Maoist-led government bypassed Public Procurement Act, Good Governance Act and Financial Act in giving the project to CGGC, by Satis Devkota (rep 16/08/2017)

Power distribution affected across the country: NEA, by Sabin Mishra (ht 14/08/2017), NEA lowers power generation, imports as demand falls: Power supply halted in eastern region (rep 14/08/2017), Power restored  in most districts in eastern Nepal (kp 15/08/2017)

Passing on the light: 20 years of renewable energy  development for rural communities, by Kjell Tormod Pettersen, Ram Prasad Dhital and Ingrid Dahl-Madsen (kp 13/08/2017)

Parliament passes NERC Bill (ht 12/08/2017), Parliament enacts law to govern power sector (kp 13/08/2017)

Cross-border power line added to PM’s wish list, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/08/2017)

PM to ask India to amend power trade guidelines, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/08/2017)

Bheri Babai diversion multipurpose project: Tunnel boring machine set to arrive in Nepal, by Janak Nepal and Kamal Panthi (kp 10/08/2017)

LCFs formed to facilitate Tanahu Hydro project (ht 10/08/2017)

India agrees to reduce energy prices, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/08/2017)

Nepal-India Power Exchange Committee: Ghising off to Delhi to negotiate prices (kp 08/08/2017)

NEA asks ETFC to hike power tariff (ht 08/08/2017)

Kulekhani 3 hydropower project: Shahi to talk to Chinese envoy about contractor, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/08/2017)

220 kV substation project: Contractor okays Dhalkebar project October deadline, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/08/2017)

Erratic power supply irritates Rupandehi locals, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 06/08/2017)

Works resume on Upper Trishuli 3A project (kp 06/08/2017)

90 pc work on Upper Tamakoshi completed (ht 05/08/2017)

Lawmakers bat for higher preference to Tamor hydel (ht 05/08/2017)

IBN tells Forest Ministry to grant forest clearance (kp 03/08/2017), IBN decides to provide forest land on lease, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 03/08/2017) [???]

WB likely to pull the plug on $37m solar project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/08/2017), NEA asked to retender grid-tied solar project (ht 02/08/2017), PAC tells NEA to scrap solar plant contract (rep 02/08/2017), WB defends NEA’s move to hire Chinese firm (kp 05/08/2017)

Nepal-India power panel to meet after six year hiatus, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/08/2017)

Snail paced construction: Kulekhani 3 hydel misses deadline; Project’s completion  deadline has been  extended 4 times since construction began in ’08, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/08/2017)

Solu hydro projects: Hydro projects pose high risk to human settlements, by Radha Dhungana (rep 01/08/2017)

Climate change: Green energy solutions, by Monica Pandey (ht 31/07/2017)

NEA reduces losses by 88pc to Rs970m, by Bibek Subedi (kp 31/07/2017)

Natural gas production test to be done at Teku (kp 31/07/2017)

Germany’s Voith Hydro opens branch in Nepal (kp 31/07/2017)

‘Bheri-Babai diversion project to meet deadline’ (ht 31/07/2017)

220 kV substation project: Chinese contractor resumes work at Dhalkebar (kp 30/07/2017)

Kabeli-A hydel project gains momentum (kp 28/07/2017)

NEA calls for PPA with PRoR project developers, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 28/07/2017)

Pancheshwar multipurpose project: Experts visit project site to finalise DPR, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 27/07/2017)

Govt should have built Budhigandaki utilising own resources: Experts: Decision to award the 1,200MW project to a Chinese company has essentially blocked the chances of benefit sharing with India (ht 27/07/2017)

NEA calls for bids to install underground power cables, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/07/2017)

Dhalkebar substation project: Power imports may be hit by project delays, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/07/2017), Contractor halts work at Dhalkebar substation (ht 24/07/2017)

Protest halts Kabeli Corridor project in Ilam (ht 24/07/2017)

Potential windfall: Hydro companies, banks to issue over 56 million shares (kp 24/07/2017)

Tamakoshi 3 hydro project stuck in limbo: The IBN had proposed to develop the 650MW  hydropower project under public private partnership (PPP) model, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/07/2017)

Power outage leaves Chainpur in the dark (ht 22/07/2017)

Power generation up in Upper Madi (ht 20/07/2017)

Financial closure of Upper Karnali hydropower project: GMR seeks more time, by Bibek Subedi (kp 18/07/2017)

Maoists for requesting China to generate 5,000 MW of hydropower, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 18/07/2017)

Two projects with 857MW installed capacity bag licences (kp 17/07/2017)

Load shedding hits Udayapur Cement Industry hard (ht 17/07/2017)

NEA slashes industrial loadshedding by an hour, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/07/2017)

New regulation may stunt the growth of hydropower sector, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 16/07/2017)

New Manasarovars: Storage is possible, by Pramod Raj Pokharel (ht 13/07/2017)

Village women transform into clean energy entrepreneurs in Nepal initiative: Empower Generation plans to expand the number of female  energy entrepreneurs to all 75 districts from the current 11 (kp 13/07/2017) [see website]

Heavy flooding hinders electricity generation, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/07/2017), NEA: Flooding caused problems in power system (kp 12/07/2017)

Electricity transmission yet to start through Raxaul-Parwanipur line, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 10/07/2017)

GMR, B’desh to sign deal to evacuate power, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/07/2017), GMR to sell Upper Karnali’s energy to BPDB and HPGC (ht 06/07/2017)

Acquiring forest a stumbling block for Upper Karnali, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 06/07/2017), Forest clearance issue to be taken to Cabinet, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/07/2017)

Cross border power trade: Indian regulations a jolt for would-be electricity exporters from Nepal, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 06/07/2017), Reconsider it: India needs to reconsider the regulation as per the Power Trade Agreement signed between Nepal and India in 2014 (ht 07/07/2017)

Sindhupalchok villages facing power outage after landslide (kp 05/07/2017)