Stories By 'BIBEK SUBEDI'
Chameliya Hydropower Project, one of the most delayed infrastructure projects in Nepal, has finally started generating electricity a decade after it began its construction.
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Electricity imports from India have surged around 20 percent in the last two weeks following a sharp drop in domestic production due to shrinking water levels in the snow-fed rivers where most hydropower projects are located.
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A joint venture agreement signed between the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) to build the West Seti Hydropower Project is likely to be scrapped due to differences over the power purchase rate.
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China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC), the potential builder of the West Seti Hydropower Project, has threatened to pull out if Nepal doesn’t revise its guidelines regarding the power purchase rate.
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The Tanahu Hydroelectric Project has missed its initial deadline to appoint a contractor as one of its financiers, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), delayed evaluating the technical proposals of potential builders.
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The country’s energy sector marked the beginning of 2017 with addition of 50MW of electricity to the national grid.
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