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Power Supply

  • NEA: 356 MW
  • Private Sector: 145 MW
  • India: 428 MW
  • Loadshedding: 269 MW
  • Demand : 1198 MW
  • Soure : NEA


Karnataka government not to reissue solar tender

Despite the unexpectedly lukewarm response to its latest solar tender, the Karnataka government has decided not to reissue it but instead allot to the three bidders projects of whatever size they had bid for. Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) had issued a 1,200 MW tender for projects at its…

Compensation sought for Budhigandaki-affected areas

The Budhigandaki Concerned Committee has urged the government to distribute the compensation amount to the remaining In a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Kamal Thapa today, the concerned committee has asked that the compensation amount be raised by 15 per cent if the government is unable to…

Upper Tamakoshi likely to come online in July

The Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is expected to start production by the end of the fiscal year in July, and put Nepal one step closer to ending the perennial power crisis and achieving its goal to become a net exporter of electricity. The first unit of the 456 MW project,…

Govt R&D in energy: Money well spent?

Government-funded research and development (R&D) in “clean” and “renewable” energy is central to the debate on what governments can do to promote energy security and mitigate and adapt to climate change. Clean energy R&D in Singapore has received a substantial boost in recent years with several government agencies providing generous…

‘Solar tariffs at Rs 3 a unit may be the new normal’

NTPC chairman Gurdeep Singh said Rs 3-3.20 a unit tariff for solar power may be the new normal and can be achieved without the support of “cheap funds or cheap panels“, which have been a concern for the industry. Solar and wind energy units generate less than 10% of the…

Reciprocity to be Rule in Power Investments: Goyal

India's power sector will slam the door on foreign firms from countries that do not allow Indian companies to invest and make money in their markets, introducing a strong element of reciprocity , power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal said. Goyal also said renewable power was central…

Gujarat’s SOS to Centre to Avert Power Crisis

The Gujarat government has written to the Centre saying the state faces an electricity crisis as Adani Power has told the state that running its imported coal-based power project at Mundra is increasingly becoming unviable. Last month, Supreme Court denied compensation to Adani Power's Mundra power plant for the rise…

Energy ministry top performer in budget spending  

Ministry of Energy (MoE) is the top performer in development spending till the first nine months of the current fiscal year. According to Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO), MoE has spent 68 percent of the Rs 8.04 billion allocated for development projects and programs till mid-April. Ministry of Physical Infrastructure…

Preparations over for PPA talks: NEA

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has readied to start negotiations with Nepal Water and Energy Development Company (NWEDC) to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Upper Trishuli-1 Hydroelectric Project. Korean joint venture NWEDC is the developer of the 216 MW hydroelectric project being built on the Trishuli River…

No plans to slash prices amid profit jump: NOC

Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) does not plan to slash gasoline prices anytime soon even though import prices have dropped and its profits have jumped threefold. The state-owned oil monopoly raked in more than Rs400 million in profits this month. On Monday, its sole supplier Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) cut the…