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Water PoliticsIndia-Nepal relations have been badly mismanaged on both sides. The time has come to make a break with the past and explore new beginnings. In his article in the issue of 15 September of The Hindu, Prof. S. D. Muni has already covered the larger aspects of strategic and security concerns. This article will focus on water relations, though some reference to the larger context cannot be avoided.

Govt, ADB, WB prioritize investment in energy sector

Govt, ADB, WB prioritize investment in energy sectorRealizing that acute power shortage is affecting people´s daily life and inflicting huge loss on industrial sector, the government, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB) have put investment in hydropower sector in their first priority.

Transmission expansion

Accelerating urban and rural electricity access is one of the topmost national priorities of Nepal. However, Nepali electrification targets are largely confined to theory amidst the annually increasing number of domestic, industrial and commercial customers. The nation currently remains divided into two halves in terms of electricity access.

Hydro fallacies

Hydro fallaciesRetail electricity rates in Nepal are set to increase by another 20 percent. In mid-May, the Board of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) endorsed a proposal to increase electricity rates for all consumer categories, except those consuming less than 20 kWh per month. The proposal now moves to the Electricity Tariff Fixation Commission (ETFC), where the measure is likely to be approved.

बजेटमा उर्जा क्षेत्र उच्च प्राथमिकतामा

अर्थमन्त्री शंकरप्रसाद कोइरालाले उर्जा क्षेत्रलाई उच्च प्राथमिकताको क्षेत्रमा राख्नुपर्ने बताउनुभएको छ । मंगलबार राजधानीमा आयोजित पूर्व-बजेट छलफल कार्यक्रममा उहाँले औद्योगिकरणको शुरुवात उर्जाबाटमात्र सम्भव भएको हुँदा निजीक्षेत्र, वैदेशिक लगानी र सरकारको आफ्नौ लगानीमा ठूला-ठूला हाईड्रोपावर बनाउने काम शुरु भएको बताउनुभयो ।

जलविद्युतमा लगानी जुटाउन इन्भेस्टर्स फोरम हुँदै

‘बुधबार आयोजना हुने कार्यक्रम नेपाली लगानीकर्तालाई जलविद्युतमा लगानी गर्ने सम्बन्धमा केन्द्रित हुनेछ,’ रौनियारले भने, ‘प्राथामिक निस्कासनको घोषणा गर्नुअघि कम्पनीप्रति लागनीकर्ताको विश्वास पैदा हुनु आवश्यक छ।’ उनले कम्पनीको उद्देश्य, लगानीका क्षेत्र र उसले भविष्यमा दिने प्रतिफलबारे बुझाउन सके लागनीकर्ता आकर्षित हुने बताए।

NEA to lose Rs 9 b a year after 6 years due to surplus energy in monsoon

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) stands to lose Rs 9 billion a year from 1.80 billion units of electricity that can be wasted in the rainy season after six years as the government and private promoters are only constructing run of the river projects. NEA, however, has projected that load-shedding will continue during the dry season even then.

केन्द्रीय प्रसारण लाइनका कारण लघु जलविद्युत् सङ्कटमा

ती आयोजनाबाट ३ सय ५० किलोवाट विद्युत् उत्पादन भइरहेको छ । यिनको निर्माणमा करीब रू.५ करोड २५ लाख खर्च भएको स्थानीय ज्ञानबहादुर थापाले जानकारी दिए

600 kilowatt power generated in Gorkha

Construction of different micro hydro power projects was concluded in Gorkha district from which a total of 600 kilowatt power has been generated.

Importance of Power Evacuation for Development of Small Hydropower Projects

Importance of Power Evacuation for Development of  Small Hydropower Projectsयही मिति २०६९ साल चैत्र १७ गते नेपाल—चीन उद्योग वाणिज्य संघ र जल तथा ऊर्जा परामर्शदाता संघ नेपालको संयुक्त आयोजनामा संचालन गरिएको अन्र्तकृया कार्यकम Importance of Power Evacuation for Development of Small Hydropower Projects मा उठेका केही महत्वपूर्ण सवालहरु ........

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