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50MW to be imported via Kushaha-Kataiya power line, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/03/2017)

7.6mw jogmai hydro project: Works on hydro to finish soon, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 27/03/2017)

Work begins on Kabeli 'A', Nyadi projects (rep 27/03/2017)

Transmission line completed but power supply a far cry, by Ram Sarraf (ht 27/03/2017)

No PPA signed till date with NEA not implementing ‘take or pay’ provision (ht 26/03/2017)

Nepal requests India for more electricity: To bridge the gap, Nepal is currently importing around 380MW of electricity from India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/03/2017)

Works on 30MW Nyadi Hyropower Project commences, by Aash Gurung (kp 24/03/2017)

Preparatory work of Upper Arun begins: NEA forming a public limited company to execute the 335-MW project, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 24/03/2017)

Locals tired of waiting for elusive West Seti project, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 23/03/2017)

LDCs urged to focus on renewable energy (kp 23/03/2017), ‘Cooperation must to develop sustainable energy’ (ht 23/03/2017)

Power talks: A robust distribution network is necessary to raise household electricity consumption (kp 21/03/2017)

China proposes to construct cross-border transmission line, by Bibek Subedi (kp 21/03/2017)

Alternative current: Kulman Ghising needs Ram Prasad Dhital, Executive Director of Alternative Energy Promotion Center, to end load-shedding forever, by Bishal Thapa (rep 21/03/2017)

Hydro project development: Hurdles for storage plants to be removed, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 20/03/2017)

Energy self-sufficiency in 3 yrs, says NEA chief: Total installed capacity will exceed 2,000 MW after 1,200 MW is added to the grid in the next three years, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/03/2017) [??]

Nalsing Gad hydro project: No irregularities: officials; Due process was followed while appointing a consultant to prepare DPR (kp 18/03/2017)

Electrifying story: Regional power trade is desirable, but it will not happen until India takes the lead, by Apar Neupane (kp 19/03/2017)

NEA mulls building 762MW project on Tamor River, by Shahiman Rai (kp 19/03/2017)

Upper Larnali hydropower project: Korean firm keen on equity partnership, by Bibek Subedi (kp 19/03/2017)

Pre-construction work of Bheri-Babai project set for mid-July completion, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 19/03/2017)

Cabinet approves Electricity Regulatory Commission Bill, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/03/2017)

Improving power lines next on NEA’s agenda (kp 17/03/2017)

‘Robust transmission and distribution system must for reliable supply’ (ht 16/03/2017)

NEA plans six cross-border interconnection corridors (rep 16/03/2017)

Army likely to bag Bhimdang Khola hydroproject, by Bibek Subedi and Binod Ghimire (kp 15/03/2017)

Budhi Gandaki project: Compensation payments to be made this week (kp 13/03/2017)

West Seti Hydropower Project: NEA rejects proposal to revise down capacity, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/03/2017)

Upper Marshyangdi technical glitch fixed, by Aash Gurung (kp 11/03/2017)

Strong wind, lightning interrupt power supply (rep 11/03/2017)

West Seti hydropower project: China Three Gorges vows to endorse deal ‘very soon’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/03/2017)

Lack of grid synchronisation affects power supply in Valley, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 09/03/2017)

Technical problem hits Upper Marshyangdi’s power output, by Aash Gurung (kp 08/03/2017)

Construction work begins on 75MW hydro project, by Harihar Sinfg Rathour (kp 08/03/2017)

Our energy future: To generate investment and fully realize her energy potential, Nepal must step outside its borders and set up shop in India, by Bishal Thapa (rep 07/03/2017)

Energy losses drop to 17pc from 20pc, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/03/2017), Energy loss down by 4 percentage points (rep 08/03/2017)

Bheri-Babai project’s construction resumes, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 06/03/2017)

Chameliya hydropower project: Treatment of squeezed tunnel over, by Bcibek Subedi (kp 05/03/2017), Chameliya contractor concludes tunnel works (ht 05/03/2017)

Chainpur shut over frequent power cuts (kp 04/03/2017)

NEA mulls intraday, seasonal power tariff (kp 04/03/2017)

Construction of mid-Bhotekoshi hydro project gathers pace, by Anish Tiwari (kp 04/03/2017)

Cloud with a dark lining: Nepalis have 24-hour electricity, but it has doubled our carbon footprint because of the import of thermal power, by Om Astha Rai (nt 03/03/2017)

NEA to import 50MW additional power, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/03/2017)

Power sector reform gains credibility with tangible outputs (ht 02/03/2017)

Bill to regulate electricity prices approved by cabinet, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 02/03/2017)

Drop in peak energy demand worries power producers: Peak demand is at around 1,250 MW which is lower than NEA's forecast (rep 02/03/2017)

Trees or electricity? Hydropower development is being slowed down by irrelevant environmental policies, by Hari Krishna Uprety (kp 01/03/2017) [??]

NEA summons small hydro developers for PPA amendment (ht 01/03/2017)

NEA concerned by newly introduced PPA guideline, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/01/2017)

IPPs to finally receive incentive of five million rupees per megawatt (ht 28/02/2017), Incentive for energy: The government should give more incentive to the private sector which has proven its efficiency in producing energy in two decades (ht 01/03/2017)

Electricity imports up by 23 percent: Import bill grows by 12 percent only, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 27/02/2017)

NEA relaxes hydrology penalty, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/02/2017)

IPPs set to overtake NEA in power generation by year-end, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 26/02/2017)

Power output falls 60pc as river flows shrink, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/02/2017)

Midim Khola project in final leg (ht 24/02/2017)

NEA to frame separate standard PPA templates for hydel projects, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 24/02/2017)

Tanahun hydel victims demonstrate against unfair compensation (ht 23/02/2017)

Nepal seeks India’s help to upgrade substations, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/02/2017)

ToD meters of NEA's large consumers not monitored for months: Officials fear big consumers are evading electricity bills, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 22/02/2017)

Budhigandaki project: Manpower crunch delays distribution of compensation, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 22/02/2017), Compensation payment distribution begins, by Sudip Kaini (kp 24/02/2017)

Raxaul–Parwanipur power line finished (ht 21/02/2017)

Budhigandaki hydroelectric project: Residents likely to receive compensation this week, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/02/2017)

Politicians continue to sell West Seti dream to locals in Farwest, by Mohan Shahi (kp 16/02/2017)

Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur Transmission Line to come into use from May: Nepal to import 50 MW each from Raxaul-Parwanipur and Kataiya-Kushaha lines , by Rudra Pangeni (rep 15/02/2017)

NEA to sign contracts to keep its senior officials on their toes (kp 14/02/2017)

Nepal-India bilateral meeting to implement PTA: Nepal, India discuss development modality of New Butwal-Gorakhpur transmission line (rep 14/02/2017), Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line: Nepal, India to finalise DPR of 400 kVA power line, by Bibek Subedi (kp 15/02/2017)

Arun-3 hydro project: Developer claims compensation citing ‘change in law’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/02/2017)

Mid-Marshyangdi power generation drops to 30MW, by Aash Gurung (kp 13/02/2017)

NEA to save Rs1b a year as it slashes power leakage: Electricity leakage has gone down to 23.78pc  of supply as of mid-Jan, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/02/2017)

IBN for awarding Tamakoshi III through international bidding, by Rudra Pangeni (kp 11/02/2017)

Kulekhani III likely to be online in July, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/02/2017)

Raxaul-Parwanipur power line nears completion (kp 09/02/2017)

Upper Trishuli 3A project: Nepal Army to carry out repair works, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/02/2017)

Banks agree to fund Upper Khorunga (kp 08/02/2017)

Electricity tariff hike for industrial users opposed (kp 07/02/2017)

220KV transmission line inauguration: A milestone in electricity sector in country: PM, by Bibek Subedi and Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 03/02/2017)

Acquiring right of way for power transmission lines: Taskforce set up to suggest modality, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/02/2017)

Power plant in disuse due to budget crunch (ht 01/02/2017)

We should aim to consume power domestically rather than export it, interview with Energy Minister Janardan Sharma (kp 30/01/2017)

NEA to import additional 25MW electricity from Wednesday (kp 30/01/2017)

IFC urges govt to revise provisions in PPA Guideline: Says document in its current format may not be able to attract international investors, by Bbek Subedi (kp 29/01/2017)

Stalled Upper Trishuli hydro project: Work all set to resume next week, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/01/2017)

Encouraging Signs In Energy Sector, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 26/01/2017)

Chameliya hydropower: NEA pleased with project progress (kp 24/01/2017)

Birgunj-Pathlaiya industrial corridor to be load-shedding free (ht 24/01/2017)

India agrees to allow power trade through its territory, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/01/2017)

12 NEA staffers held for tampering electricity meters, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 23/01/2017), Hunt for power pilferers on: SSP Sarbendra Khanal  says police are looking  for other owners who earned millions through meter tampering (kp 24/01/2017), Theft of energy: The NEA board should take stern action against those involved in pilfering energy and realize the money they had stolen in the past (ht 24/01/2017), NEA transfers 2,480 officials in biggest staff reshuffle ever: Move follows arrest of 16 people involved in electricity meter tampering, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/01/2017), Make a start: Govt should take its cue from the NEA and investigate various public entities (kp 27/01/2017)

Chinese private firm makes debut in Nepali hydropower sector, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 23/01/2017)

Budhigandaki hydroelectric project: Compensation distribution to begin within two weeks (kp 22/01/2017)

NEA seeks power tariff hike for industrial sector, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (kp 22/01/2017)

PPR announced, but implementation stalls: It has been 10 days since the announcement of Power Purchase Rates, but virtually nothing has happened as Energy Ministry is at odds with NEA over the procedure to be followed to move ahead, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 21/01/2017)

Bhairahawa SEZ: Lack of power puts investors in dilemma, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 21/01/2017)

Nepal can earn Rs1 trillion a year by selling power (kp 20/01/2017) [?], ‘Nepal needs to promptly tap its hydro potential’, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 20/01/2017)

Construction of Ngadi Hydro to begin (ht 20/01/2017)

NEA board approves West Seti JVA (ht 19/01/2017)

Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line: First phase complete, by Rajkumar Karki (kp 18/01/2017), Khimti-Dhalkebar Transmission Line completed, finally (rep 19/01/2017)

NEA to supply 40 MW imported power to Valley from February 1 (ht 18/01/2017)

West Seti hydropower project: Nepal, China put initials on joint venture pact, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 17/01/2017)

EPC agreement of Nyadi Hydropower Project signed (ht 17/01/0217)

Locals of Lamki protest against increased load shedding, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 17/01/2017)

Cooperation on shared waters: Properly planned, transboundary rivers can act as an engine for regional development for both Nepal and Bihar, by Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada (kp 16/01/2017)

The solar solution: Now that NEA has amazingly reduced load-shedding, PV modules are like expensive clothes hung to dry, by Pratik Karki (rep 16/01/2017)

Disruption in power supply due to glitches, construction works (kp 14/01/2017)

Tunnel work of Bheri-Babai project begins, by Tekendra Basyal (rep 14/01/2017)

West Seti hydro project: Chinese team arrives in Nepal (kp 12/01/2017), CTGC proposes downward revision of installed capacity, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/01/2017)

Politics And Economics Of Power Outage (Load-shedding), by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 10/01/2017)

Energy Ministry fixes power purchase rates (kp 10/01/2017)

Annual growth of 9.2pc needed: WECS; 18,000 MW required for Nepal to graduate to league of middle income countries by 2030 (ht 10/01/2017)

Govt tells NEA to pay for power generated by IPPs (ht 10/01/2017)

Upper Karnali, Arun III devlopers get one more year to complete financial closure (rep 09/01/2017)

Thori village’s long wait for electricity over, by Shankar Acharya (kp 08/01/2017)

NEA to bring imported power to Kathmandu (ht 08/01/2017)

64pc of squeezed tunnel section treated at Chameliya hydel project (kp 08/01/2017)

Modalities set for paying compensation to Budhigandaki project affected locals (ht 07/01/2017)

600MW Upper Marsyangdi II in limbo (ht 06/01/2017)

Heading Towards Load-shedding-free Society, by Uttam Maharjan (kp 05/01/2017)

Directives on licensing of hydropower projects 2073: Ministry 'leaked' info to hydro developers, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 05/01/2017)

Govt fix land compensation amount for Budhi Gandaki: The compensation amount ranges from Rs524,000 to Rs835,000 per ropani, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 04/01/2017), Proposed land compensation plan draws mixed reactions: Most people have expressed dissatisfaction while some have welcomed saying public should also make sacrifices for the development of the 1,200MW project, by Bibek Subedi and Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 06/01/2017)

2017 to see record hydropower generation: NEA, independent developers adding more than 240 MW to national grid, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 04/01/2017)

Pokhara to be declared load-shedding free (rep 04/01/2017)

‘Reduce power consumption in the morning’ (kp 04/01/2017)

NEA assures regular supply despite shortfall: Power output halves as water levels dip, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/01/2017)

Triumphant year for country’s energy sector: NEA’s campaign to end loadshedding in the Valley and reduce outage hours significantly in other parts stole the show, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/01/2017)

25MW Upper Madi starts generation, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 31/12/2016), 25 MW power added to central transmission line, by Bharat Koirala (ht 31/12/2016)

India to supply 80MW power from tomorrow (kp 31/12/2016)

There will be light: Many have steered NEA in the past, but no one made serious attempt to reduce load-shedding hours but Kulman Ghising, by Bibek Subedi (kp 31/12/2016)

First ever PDA signed with private company: Nepal Water and Energy Development Company will develop Upper Trishuli-1 Hydroelectric Project located at Dhunche in Rasuwa, by Bibek Subedi (kp 30/12/2016), Energy ministry signs PDA with developer of Upper Trishuli-1, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 30/12/2016)

Energy production increasing in the east (ht 30/12/2016)

Budhi Gandaki hydroelectric project: New entity planned to aid land acquisition process (kp 28/12/2016)

Energy promotion in Nepal: The government of Nepal and the development partners have together worked to take renewable and clean energies to the rural areas, by Kjell Tormod Pettersen, Ram Prasad Dhital and Ingrid Dahl-Madse (kp 27/12/2016)

Pancheshwar DPR to be finalised next Feb (kp 27/12/2016)

And there was light: NEA’s Ghising has done a commendable job but energy sufficiency is still far (kp 26/12/2016)

Central region highest in hydropower royalties, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 26/12/2016)

Time for regulation: Legislature-Parliament should immediately endorse the bill to form Nepal Electricity Regulatory Commission, by Akhilesh Tripathi (rep 26/12/2016)

Arun-III and Upper Karnali hydroelectric projects: IBN told to hand over forest land (kp 26/12/2016)

Loadshedding hours down in eastern Nepal, by Leela Ballav Ghimire (kp 25/12/2016)

Teku energy plant yet to come into operation (ht 25/12/2016)

India to supply additional 80MW of electricity, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/12/2016), NEA to import additional 80 MW power from India, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 24/12/2016)

Empowering the power sector: Instead of playing the victim, Nepal should create an investor-friendly environment; It has been projected that India will have a major electricity deficit by 2022, which has to be filled by exports from Nepal, by Kshiziz Dahal and Abyaya Neopane (kp 23/12/2016)

Electrical shock: Nepal needs to realise that its hydropower potential is not just for export but also for its own industrial growth, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 23/12/2016)

Upper Tamakoshi project: Completion deadline pushed back again, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/12/2016)

NEA set to add 255 MW power within a month (ht 21/12/2016)

Govt appoints new NEA board members (kp 20/12/2016), NEA gets new board members (kp 20/12/2016)

Bluffing about power: Load shedding has ended more because of power cuts elsewhere than because of better management, by Achyut Wagle (kp 20/12/2016)

Japan firm shows interest in building Tamakoshi III hydro, by Bibek Subedi (kp 18/12/2016)

Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project: Prepare work schedule within 3 days: Minister (kp 18/12/2016)

PM inspects Kulekhani III Hydel Project (ht 18/12/2016)

Power Summit puts spotlight on Nepal’s 10,000MW in 10 yrs goal: Target ambitious but realistic, if policy environment remains stable, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/12/2016) [??], PPA to be signed on ‘take and pay’ basis: Rs 5 million value added tax exemption announced for power producers; Govt not to be involved in hydropower projects with capacity to generate less than 100 MW (ht 16/12/2016), US ambassadors express commitment to regional connectivity enhancement, by Mukul Humagain (kp 17/12/2016), Power Summit ends with commitments of 10,000 MW in 10 years (ht 17/12/2016)

Purchasing power: India’s new policy affects Nepal’s aspiration to boost growth through hydroelectricity, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 16/12/2016)

Not a good idea for now: Smart meters would place a burden on both the NEA and the consumers, by Subrata Lamsal (kp 14/12/2016)

Chameliya hydel project: 45pc of squeezed tunnel treated (kp 14/12/2016)

IPPAN seeks G2G talks to ensure market for power produced in Nepal (ht 14/12/2016)

Control power leakage, says PM (kp 13/12/2016)

NEA's energy loss can be reduced to 12 percent: Ghising (rep 13/12/2016)

Not all bright and sunny: The exemplary solar energy sector has been harmed by inept handling of subsidies, by Bibek Raj Kandel (kp 12/12/2016)

The Indian trap: Energy experts say new Indian policy will discriminate against Nepal’s private sector and non-Indian investors, by Akhilesh Tripathi (rep 12/12/2016), A continuing trend: India resorts to protectionist measures again even in a sector it has much to gain from (kp 13/12/2016)

B’desh ‘keen’ to develop big hydel projects in Nepal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/12/2016)

Dhalkebar substation set for January completion, by Shyam Sundar Shashi and Raj Kumar Karki (kp 11/12/2016)

A month without power outage: Changes felt in daily life; Businesses and factories report fall in operating costs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 10/12/2016)

ADB pledges $20m aid to spur investment in solar (kp 09/12/2016), Nepal to receive $20m for viability gap funding in solar energy (ht 09/12/2016)

Speaking truth to power: Officials secretly created a deliberate artificial shortage of electricity to enrich themselves while doing untold harm to Nepal's economy, by Shreejana Shrestha, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 09/12/2016), “Power to the people”, a brief chat with Kulman Ghising, the new Managing Director of NEA (nt 09/12/2016), Power Struggle: If it was any other product, load-shedding of electricity would have been called what it is: black-marketing (nt 09/12/2016)

Cross-border power trading: India’s new rules could pull plug on Nepal-based electricity developers, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/12/2016), India issues guidelines on cross border trade of electricity (ht 08/12/2016), Indian policy discourages non-Indian hydropower investors, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 08/12/2016), ‘Power trading guideline does not debar pvt firms’ (kp 13/12/2016), India clarifies on guidelines on cross border trade of energy (ht 13/12/2016)

Dordikhola Hydel under construction (ht 07/12/2016)

Budhigandaki Hydropower Project: Dhading, Gorkha lawmakers appeal for calm (rep 07/12/2016)

Power from Mewakhola slashes load shedding: Says Nepal must generate 10 GW in next 15 years for S Asia (ht 05/12/2016)

Kathmandu Valley won’t face power cut till mid-Jan: NEA (rep 05/12/2016)

Economist Sachs stresses hydropower development (rep 05/12/2016)

Eight micro-hydropower projects non-operational in Parbat (ht 04/12/2016)

Ministry axe set to fall on 3 NEA board members: Energy Ministry’s move comes after the trio allegedly held a board  meeting and issued a minute calling on NEA MD Kulman Ghising not to take decisions without getting a nod from the board of directors, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/12/2016), Obstruction in nea reform process: Board members in question yet to answer to ministry, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/12/2016)

Tunnel road completed at Upper Tamakoshi project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/12/2016)

NEA puts a spanner in works of independent power producers (ht 02/12/2016)

Mewakhola hydropower project to start generating electricity in two weeks (ht 01/12/2016)

Locals elated as electricity reaches remote far-west villages: Electricity is being produced from 18 places in Bajhang (ht 30/11/2016)

West Seti may generate less power than projected, by Bibek Subedi and Sanjeev Giri (kp 29/11/2016)

Fumbling in the dark: The renewable energy sector is suffering due to rifts between the AEPC and donors, by Bibek Raj Kandel (kp 28/11/2016)

Toward light: The credit for the success in ending load-shedding goes to one person: NEA chief Kulman Ghising, by Akhilesh Tripathi (rep 28/11/2016)

Upper Marshyangdi-A likely to go into full production in Dec (kp 28/11/2016)

Budhigandaki project: Landowners seek over Rs1 million per ropani in compensation (kp 27/11/2016), Land acquisition snags as locals reject compensation offer, by Bibek Subedi and Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 28/11/2016), Locals unhappy with hydel compensation (ht 29/11/2016), Locals vandalise office of Budhigandaki hydro (kp 02/12/2016)

Construction of 60 megawatt Upper Trishuli III ‘A’ likely to resume soon (ht 26/11/2016)

Upper Madi hydel project completed (ht 25/11/2016)

Hewakhola A Hydro Project to generate power soon (ht 25/11/2016)

Power producers seek ‘take or pay’ provision implementation (ht 25/11/2016)

Bhairahawa SEZ still doesn't have electricity supply, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 24/11/2016)

IBN launches financial literacy campaign: The programme is aimed at ensuring that residents who received compensation from SJVN Arun III Hydropower Project will use it properly and not spend it recklessly (kp 23/11/2016)

Locals urge govt to develop Tamor Hydropower Project, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 23/11/2016)

GMR Upper Karnali signs land acquisition accords, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 21/11/2016)

Work on Upper Tamakoshi going at full swing, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 21/11/2016)

Arun III hydroelectric project: Compensation paid out for land acquired, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 19/11/2016)

Ending Load-shedding In Kathmandu Valley, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 17/11/2015)

Budhigandaki Hydropower Project: MoE takes initaitive to fix land prices (rep 17/11/2016)

Arun III hydro project: IBN considers extending financial closure deadline, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/11/2016)

Fate of 36 hydro projects in limbo (ht 17/11/2016)

Registration process for EGCL initiated, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/11/2016)

Feasibility study on power grid synchronisation at 220kV to be finalised soon, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 16/11/2016)

NEA to reward informants for reporting power theft (rep 15/11/2016)

Time for overhaul: The government has ignored the urgent task of unbundling the overburdened Nepal Electricity Authority, by Akhilesh Tripathi (rep 14/11/2016), Devolving power: Given Nepal’s financial condition, it’d be wise to switch to a model where NEA is detached from the production sector, by Subrata Lamsal (kp 15/11/2016)

Energy minister approves projects he had rejected as PAC chief (ht 13/11/2016)

Upper Tamakoshi hydro power project: Govt to transfer its shares in project to public: Dahal, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 09/11/2016)

Kulekhani water level lowest in three years: Power generation to fall by 13.5 million units: NEA officials (rep 09/11/2016)

NEA yet to give Upper Marsyangdi A operation date (ht 09/11/2016)

NEA working on plan to end load shedding (kp 08/11/2016), Real or gimmicky? Plan to end load-shedding in Kathmandu risks becoming just another tall promise (kp 11/11/2016)

Additional supply, low demand give respite from power cuts (ht 08/11/2016)

How CIAA intervened in hydro projects beyond its jurisdiction: Despite two House committees asking the government not to implement CIAA’s instruction to scrap licences of hydropwoer companies, the Energy Ministry acted as per the CIAA directive, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/11/2016)

Chameliya hydroelectric project: Treatment of 15 percent of squeezed tunnel over; Contractor has completed treatment of 34 meters out of 232 meters of the squeezed tunnel section (kp 07/11/2016)

Budhi Gandaki Hydro: Land acquisition to begin from mid-Nov, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/11/2016)

Upper Marshyangdi ‘A’ resumes generation, by Aash Gurung (kp 06/11/2016)

Puffs of hope: Renewable energy can ease Nepal’s uphill struggle to ensure power to all its citizens, by Ram Prasad Dhital and Muhan Maskey (kp 04/11/2016), Plan to cut load shedding in winter may not happen, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/11/2016)

NEA working to end power cuts in Valley: NEA boss forms high-level expert committee to study possibility  of providing uninterrupted electricity supply in Kathmandu Valley and three other cities in neighbouring Kavre district (kp 03/11/2016)

Campaign launched to check electricity pilferage in Jhapa (ht 29/10/2016)

Work on Kabeli A project gathers momentum (ht 29/10/2016)

Power Summit 2016 to kick off on Dec 15 (kp 28/10/2016)

Upper Trishuli-1 hydro project: Ministry urged to sign PDA, PPA simultaneously, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/10/2016)

Api gets nod to set up 8 solar plants (kp 27/10/2016)

Power generated from waste for the first time (ht 27/10/2016)

The PDA for the development of the Upper Trishuli-1 project could be a milestone in more ways than one, by Akilesh Tripathi (rep 24/20/2016)

Arun III hydroelectric project: Compensation fixed for pvt land to be acquired, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 24/10/2016), Distribution of compensation payments for Arun III starts, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 27/10/2016), Arun III-affected families to get compensation (ht 27/10/2016)

Middle Bhotekoshi hydropower projectConstruction works gather pace after Dashain festival, by Anish Tiwari (kp 24/10/2016)

MoE told to reduce power cuts in winter (ht 21/10/2016)

Work on Bheri-Babai Multipurpose Project gathers momentum (ht 21/10/2016)

Bangladesh to build over 1,600 MW hydro projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/10/2016)

Chinese team coming for West Seti talks in Nov: The team will be arriving to finalise the JV negotiations. After the JV company is incorporated, it will start the construction, by Bibek Subedi (kp 18/10/2016)

Construction of 30 MW Ngadi Hydropower to begin within two months (ht 16/10/2016)

Chameliya to commission power by 2017-end (ht 14/10/2016)

NEA to sign performance contract with officials, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/10/2016)

NEA, AEPC join hands to develop renewable power (kp 07/10/2016)

Upper Karnali hydropower project: GMR signs land acquisition accords (kp 07/10/2016)

Cabinet okays plan to set up power generation Co:The proposed ‘Electricity Generation Company Limited’ will be established under the Company Act 2006, offering 17 percent stake to the general public (kp 07/10/2016)

Chilime-Trishuli transmission line: Construction begins; This is the fourth 220kV transmission line project being developed in Nepal after Khimti-Dhalkebar, Hetauda-Bharatpur and Koshi Corridor projects (kp 06/10/2016), 220 KV Chilime-Trishuli transmission line construction begins (ht 06/10/2016)

WB: Improve NEA’s organisation structure: NEA should be transformed into separate generation, transmission, distribution and power trading entities, according to a WB report (kp 06/10/2016), World Bank stresses on need for country to reform power sector (ht 06/10/2016)

Chameliya slated for Sept ’17, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/10/2016)

Birgunj-Pathlaiya industrial corridor at receiving end of rising power tariff, by Ram Sarraf (ht 05/10/2016)

Body formed to look into power users’ complaints (kp 04/10/2016)

Bandipur in dark for a week (ht 30/09/2016)

Upper Trishuli 3A hydroelectric project: Chinese bank agrees to extend grace period, by Bibek Subedi (kp 29/09/2016)

Time to branch out: Changes in European foreign aid policies are going to affect Nepal’s renewable energy sector, by Bibek Raj Kandel (kp 27/09/2016)

MCC launches feasibility studies of energy projects (kp 27/09/2016)

Upper Trishuli-1 hydroelectric project: Ministry concludes ‘initial PDA signing’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/09/2016)

Sharing the risk: The most practical solution would be for the finance ministry to create a hedge fund to absorb Forex risk, by Akhilesh Tripathi (rep 26/09/2016)

Upper Marsyangdi A starts generating electricity (ht 26/09/2016), 25MW electricity from Upper Marshyangdi A added to national grid, by Aash Gurung (kp 27/09/2016), Upper Marshyangdi-A shut down at NEA’s order, by Aash Gurung (kp 01/10/2016) [Connection to the national grid earlier than planned is not allowed??]

Outage hours to be reduced during Dashain: The state-owned power utility says it is planning to reduce loadshedding hours by two hours from Oct 8 to Oct 15 (kp 25/09/2016) [How does it work? Is there more power at hand during Dasain??]

Chameliya tunnel to be restored soon, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 23/09/2016), Complete Chameliya within 10 months, energy minister tells CGGC (rep 23/09/2016)

Gezhouba to resume work on Chamelia project by Sept-end (kp 23/09/2016)

Construction of hydro projects picks up pace in Panchthar, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 20/09/2016)

Pancheshwar authority likely to miss DPR deadline (kp 18/09/2016)

Karnali-chisapani hydropower plant: Investors from across Saarc to build project; The 10,800MW project on the Karnali River has been planned to be constructed by 2026; The dam will be located near the famed Karnali suspension bridge (kp 17/09/2016)

Upper Karnali hydroelectric project: IBN yet to decide on extension of financial closure deadline, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/09/2016)

Mewakhola hydropower project to start generating electricity in two weeks (ht 16/09/2016)

Ghising named NEA chief (kp 15/09/2016)

Hydropower Projects: Timely Completion A Must, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 15/09/2016)

Budhi gandaki hydroelectric project: Distribute compensation within 3 months: Minister (kp 15/09/2016)

Arun III land acquisition snags on compensation, by Bibek Subedi and Dipendra Shakya (kp 14/09/2016)

Process to name NTGC chief executive begins (kp 13/09/2016)

Construction of Hewa A hydel project completed (ht 12/09/2016)

Budhigandaki project: Families of 13 VDCs to get compensation, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 08/09/2016)

Minister likely to sack NEA chief: The process of removing Kafle began two months ago when a panel formed to appraise his performance gave him failing grades (kp 08/09/2016)

Upper Trishuli-1 hydroelectric project: Energy minister tells officials to conclude PDA (kp 07/09/2016)

‘Need for FDI to develop hydropower sector’ (ht 07/09/2016)

Arun-III hydropower project:Developer seeks extension to financial closure deadline, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/09/2016)

Power supply to 925 persons cut in Pokhara (ht 05/09/2016)

Upper Marsyangdi hydro project starts testing turbine and tunnel (ht 04/09/2016)

Panel to cut power leakage (kp 03/09/2016)

Upper Marshyangdi-A: Project to start generating power by Sept, by Aash Gurung (kp 01/09/2016)

Bhojpur Municipality not paying power bills (ht 31/08/2016)

Flood-hit plant starts generation (kp 31/08/2016)

Breaking the barriers: The biggest problem in our hydro sector is that we failed to learn from our mistakes, by Akhilesh Tripathi (rep 29/08/2016)

Arun III, locals haggle over land compensation, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/08/2016)

CMEC keen to invest in two hydropower projects (ht 26/08/2016)

Budhigandaki hydel project: Dhading folk want early compensation; Nearly 3,500 households from 13 VDCs in Dhading district are expected to be displaced by the proposed hydropower project (kp 24/08/2016)

Govt to allow DoED to issue licences to mid-sized hydros, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/08/2016)

Tanahun hydro: Prequalification of bidders to be done within a month (kp 23/08/2016)

NEA starts cuting power supply to defaulters (kp 22/08/2016), NEA cuts power supply to former queen mother’s residence (ht 22/08/2016) [after she did not pay electricity bills of 3.7 million Rs.! It's terrible to be treated as a normal human being!], NEA restores power to Mahendra Manjil (kp 23/08/2016) [Still not equal!Those living a life in abundance get huge amounts from the state, but those in need, like most of the earthquake victims, get nothing!], Power out: Outstanding electricity bills are just one of the many problems facing the NEA (kp 23/08/2016)

Achham has high hopes from Upper Karnali Project, by Ram Bahadur Kunwar (rep 22/08/2016)

Streets in Bhaktapur to have solar lights to check crime and violence (ht 21/08/2016)

Landslides, floods hit hydro projects, by Aash Gurung (kp 21/08/2016)

RHL in line to get survey licences for two hydro projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 19/08/2016)

NEA incurs more losses due to power leakage (kp 18/08/2016), Increase in power purchase cost doubles NEA’s loss to Rs 11.79bn (ht 18/08/2016)

IBN may not extend closure deadline for Upper Karnali, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/08/2016)

Upper Madi Hydro project to come online by Dec, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 16/08/2016)

Disputes stall Chameliya project (ht 16/08/2016)

Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project: 80pc works done; to complete in 2 year, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 15/08/2016)

Upper trishuli-1 project: Ministry set to sign PDA, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/08/2016)

Midimkhola hydel project nears completion (ht 13/08/2016)

175MW power to be added to national grid this fiscal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/08/2016)

Bajura headquarters in dark for the last seven days after flood havoc (ht 12/08/2016)

NEA slashes outage hours (kp 12/08/2016)

Upper Karnali land acquisition hits price snag, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/08/2016)

Preparing for the big flood: Last month’s transboundary flash flood on the Bhote Kosi alarms Nepal’s hydropower developers, by Om Astha Rai (nt 05/08/2016)

RHL bags survey licence of two hydel projects, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 04/08/2016)

Fire at NEA substation severs supply (kp 02/08/2016)

Share of electricity to rise in energy mix: Study says per capita electricity demand will stand at 978.3 units in 2030 (ht 02/08/2016)

Stakeholders anxious about Tanahun hydro-project (ht 02/08/2016)

Encourage innovation: A relatively new technology has the potential to end the country’s energy crisis, by Rabin Dhakal and Kshitiz Khanal (kp 02/08/2016)

Law planned to crack down on lazy hydro developers, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/08/2016)

Power plant gathers dust for want of repair, by Bharat Jargamagar (kp 31/07/2016)

Cooperation sought in energy sector among South Asian nations (ht 31/07/2016), Energy cooperation (ht 01/08/2016)

Kulekhani dam yet to fill up, by Pratap Bista (kp 30/07/2016)

NEA directs Chinese contractor to upgrade Dhalkebar substation (ht 30/07/2016)

Starved for power: A carrot and stick approach is key to meeting energy demand (kp 29/07/2016)

Budhi Gandaki hydropower project: Govt told to follow due process when awarding contract, by Bibek Subedi (kp 29/07/2016)

MoE asked to prepare draft bill at the earliest (ht 29/07/2016)

Bheri-Babai project being rushed to meet deadline, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 28/07/2016)

‘Nepal will need installed electricity capacity of 10,092 MW by 2030’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/07/2016)

Arun III hydro project: Panel: land acquisition to end in a year, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/07/2016)

Power theft on the rise in Saptari (kp 24/07/2016)

Construction of Upper Trishuli-1 hydro project to begin in Oct 2017 (ht 23/07/2016)

24th meeting of IBN concludes (ht 23/07/2016)

Butwal-Gorakhpur power line to be built as backup, by Bibek Subedi (kp 21/07/2016)

KMC to generate electricity from waste materials (ht 16/07/2016)

Pancheshwar project implementation in limbo: Government likely to miss October deadline for approval of detailed project report, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 13/07/2016)

Decade of development: Can line ministries coordinate with each other to harness 10,000 MW in the next 10 years?, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 08/07/2016)

Micro-hydro plant damaged in landslide (kp 05/07/2016)

Arun III hydro project: DAO issues land seizure notice, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/07/2016)

Preps completed for tunnel construction at Bheri-Babai, by Prakash Adhikari(kp 05/07/2016)

Electricity bills up by 19 pc, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 01/07/2016)

India proposes Nepal for power tariff hike, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Bibek Subedi (kp 29/06/2016)

Super Dordi khola hydro project construction begins (ht 29/06/2016)

‘Construction of Arun-3 could begin in January’ (ht 28/06/2016)

Mewakhola hydro to supply power from July (ht 23/06/2016)

NEA to build power line for Arun-III hydro project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 21/06/2016)

$1 billion credit to energy sector: WB, ADB insists on early introduction of reforms (kp 18/06/2016)

Petroleum is passé: Those who insist that fossil fuels are required  for development are living in the past, by Sunil Acharya (kp 17/06/2016)

Team works to harness wind power (kp 17/06/2016)

Upper Karnali Hydro Project: Stakeholders sharply divided, by Janak Nepal and Prakash Adhikari (kp 13/06/2016), Land acquisition process to complete in 6 months, by Bibek Subedi (kp 15/06/2016)

Upper Marshyangdi-A project to finish in August (ht 13/06/2016)

Blockade spurs development of biogas plants: 34 projects completed; 80 more in pipeline, by Pragati Shahi (kp 10/06/2016)

Arun-3 hydro stymied by ceiling on land acquisition, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/06/2016)

Simplifying forest land acquisition: Govt fails to comply with House panels’ directive, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/06/2016)

Joint agreement on West Seti project likely to be signed in a month (ht 09/08/2016)

Sunshine and clouds: Many of the energy initiatives in the budget are achievable, but power production requires structural reforms, by Bibek Raj Kandel (kp 08/06/2016)

MoE to use local financial resources to build hydro projects (ht 08/06/2016)

Tanahu hydro project: Work gains momentum after dispute settlement, by Prakash Baral (kp 08/06/2016)

Dare to dream: Ocean-going ships and energy from the wind are not impossible if there is stability, by Avinash Gupta (kp 07/06/2016)

Do it yourself: The government must look to build medium and large power projects to meet internal demand on its own, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 07/06/2016)

Power outage down by 1 hr (kp 06/06/2016)

Energy and synergy: The Budhi Gandaki project can be given a boost with water from the Trishuli River, by Raju Shrestha, Bidur Gautam and Dharam Raj Sharma (kp 05/06/2016)

Grants allocated for solar light installation (kp 04/06/2016)

Power cuts cripple industrial estate: Many factory owners have withheld rent they were supposed to pay to the industrial estate (ht 04/06/2016)

More power to the people: The best loss reduction strategy is avoiding transmitting electricity over long distances, by Pramod Raj Pokharel (kp 03/06/2016)

NEA, China Three Gorges close to signing JV deal, by Bibek Suedi (kp 03/06/2016)

Manpower an overlooked factor in energy development: Plan to generate 10,000 MW in a decade, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/06/2016), Nepal requires $20bn to develop 10,000 MW in next 10 years (ht 02/06/2016)

NEA says it has no money to pay India for energy: Failure to foot the bill might lead to increase in power ourtage hours (rep 31/05/2016)

Energy Ministry working to form 3 new power cos, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/05/2016)

Nepal formally proposes setting up energy bank, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Devendra Bhattarai (kp 28/05/2016)

The quest for stable power supply (rep 27/05/2016), Switched on: Consumers still face up to 12 hours without electricity in a country said to be the richest in hydropower in the region, by Om Astha Rai (nt 27/05/2016), Mustering up energy to face the future: Petroleum is volatile, wind is uncertain, solar has storage issues, there is no alternative to large-scale hydropower, by Om Astha Rai (nt 27/05/2016)

Power Struggle: We laugh at our leaders when they promise to end power cuts not because we are unaware of Nepal’s energy potential, but because we are aware of their ineptitude (nt 27/05/2016)

Future power house of South Asia: The Nepal Power Investment Summit next week will send a message to the world that Nepal is ready for foreign investment in renewable energy projects, by Sujit Acharya (nt 27/05/2016)

Kickstarting solar projects: Nepal’s energy crisis spares no one: every organisation, from businesses and farms to schools and health clinics, struggles with it, by Avishek Malla (nt 27/05/2016)

IPPAN seeks extension to power evacuation cut-off date (ht 25/05/2016), Hydro projects still await incentives announced in past budgets, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 25/05/2016)

Budhi Gandaki hydel project: Study to be done for re-regulating dam, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/05/2016)

Kaligandaki A to shut for week, load-shedding hours may go up, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 24/05/2016)

Up to 80% subsidy on renewable energy for quake-hit families on cards (rep 24/05/2016), Govt proposes loan, subsidy on alternative energy (kp 24/05/2016)

Nepal needs 10,000MW electricity by 2040: WB; The country will have to spend Rs800 billion to meet the demand for 10,000MW, the report says (kp 21/05/2016), Nepal will need 10,000 MW electricity after 25 years: Study (ht 21/05/2016)

Budhigandaki held up by delays in okaying EIA (kp 21/05/2016)

Energy company gone with the wind?, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 20/05/2016) [???]

Telltale discrepancies mark power output goals, by Laxman Biyogi (rep 19/05/2016)

Budhigandaki hydroelectric project: Stakeholders demand govt allocate adequate budget, by Sudip Kaini (kp 17/05/2016)

Long load-shedding hours hit industrial corridor (ht 17/05/2016)

Madi gets electricity (ht 16/05/2016)

Upper karnali financial closure: Developer GMR India requests for more time, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/05/2016)

Drought disrupts power supply (kp 08/05/2016)

Biogas plants growing in popularity (ht 08/05/2016)

Nalsing Gad hydropower project: Rs940m pact signed for DPR, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 08/05/2016)

85 per cent of Upper Madi hydropower project complete (ht 02/05/2016)

Syangja fails to make max use of 24-hr power, by Pratikshya Kafle (kp 01/05/2016)

Lack of staff at energy ministry delays work, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 01/05/2016)

Lamjung village in dark as drought hits hydro plant, by Aash Gurung (kp 30/04/2016)

Electricity restored in quake’s epicentre, by Sudip Kaini (kp 27/04/2016)

Protest delays allotment of Upper Karnali shares: The 900 MW project spread across Surkhet, Achham and Dailekh districts in western Nepal will displace about 239 households, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/04/2016)

Kabeli corridor project: Locals demand revision of power line alignment, by Labdev Dhungana (kp 25/04/2016)

PAC directs NEA to stop work of Lower Solu until further notice, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 23/04/2016)

Stalled energy projects to be pushed forward (kp 22/04/2016)

Power Trade With India: A Long Way To Go, by Devendra Adhikari (rn 22/04/2016)

Construction of Kabeli B 1 project begins (ht 22/04/2016)

Alternative energy: Govt floats plan to attract private sector (kp 19/04/2016)

Budhi Gandaki affected demand relocation, livelihood, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 19/04/2016)

Upper Karnali hydel project: Approve share allotment to locals: AWRC (kp 19/04/2016)

Damaged hydropower plants yet to bounce back, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 19/04/2016)

NEA to have veto power in West Seti JV company (kp 18/04/2016)

Six companeis apply for prequalification (kp 18/04/2016)

Budhigandaki to seek commitment from top leaders, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/04/2016)

NEA, ADB agree to set up ‘central safeguard unit’ (kp 17/04/2016)

Over 1,800 MW to be generated in two years (ht 17/04/2016)

Lower Modi likely to come online in Oct, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 15/04/2016)

UTHL pushes back project completion deadline (ht 15/04/2016)

Sustainable energy for all Can Nepal achieve it?, by Devendra Adhikari (ht 15/04/2016)

Mid-Marsyangdi hydel faces problem (ht 13/04/2016)

Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line construction resumes (ht 12/04/2016)

Remit Hydro to get licences of two projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/04/2016)

No power to the people: Many experts believe that the prolonged load-shedding in Nepal is a planned event, by Pramod Raj Pokharel (kp 06/04/2016)

Developer of Arun-III appoints CEO, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/04/2016)

Energy ministry delaying electricity bills, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 06/04/2016)

Upper Karnali hydropower project: Potential financers to meet IBN, GMR today, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/04/2016), Prospective lenders ‘will submit’ appraisal report to their boards, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/04/2016)

Business activities start to pick up, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 03/04/2016)

Stakeholders seek clear policy on hydropower development (ht 03/04/2016)

NEA signs PPA with two micro-hydro projects (kp 02/04/2016)

Budhigandaki hydro project to displace 3,560 households (ht 02/04/2016), DAO issues land acquisition notice, by Bibek Subedi and Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 03/04/2016)

Tanahu Hydro Project fails to attract bidders, by Bibek Subedi (kp 31/03/2016)

Devolving power: Govt needs to incentivise people for ‘generating’ electricity rather than giving subsidies for ‘acquiring’ the systems, by Bibek Raj Kandel (kp 30/03/2016)

West Seti development ‘in limbo’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 30/03/2016)

Upper Tamakoshi hydropower: Quake-hit project yet to regain momentum, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 26/03/2016)

Making do: For millions of people in the rural regions, collecting fuelwood or other materials for cooking continues to be a daunting task, by Deepak Adhikari (rep 26/03/2016)

DPR for Nalsing Gadh Hydro Project delayed, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 25/03/2016)

The energy emergency, by Sneha Pandey (25/03/2016)

Clear policy on benefit-sharing sought: Study says lack of comprehensive provisions hindering development of hydro projects (ht 25/03/2016)

NEA to install 1,500 solar lamps in Valley: The NEA in association with Kathmandu Metropolitan City has already installed 2,000 solar lamps on major streets of Kathmandu, by Anup Ojha (kp 24/03/2016), 6,000 solar street lamps to be installed (kp 26/03/2016)

Do it now: It makes sense to push West Seti with China as feasibility studies have long since been completed, by Kumud Ghimire (rep 24/03/2016)

Upper karnali hydropower project: ADB, IFC, EIB delegation to inspect hydel project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/03/2016)

KMC installs 92 solar lights in Basantapur to attract tourists (kp 20/03/2016)

West Seti hydropower project: NEA enquires about soft loan conditions, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/03/2016)

Khimti-Dhakebar power line project: Security agencies to be mobilised to stop protests; The 75km-long power line project has remained incomplete even a decade after the construction began (kp 20/03/2016)

Budhi Gandaki hydroelectric project: Project to freeze land transactions; Land mafias are getting active lately, selling/buying the same land plots several times within them to inflate their values, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 20/03/2016)

Security scheme proposed for Upper Karnali (kp 19/03/2016)

‘Power from organic waste in 3 months’: Around 300 tonnes of organic waste is produced in the Valley daily (kp 18/03/2016)

NEA launches drive against power theft (ht 18/03/2016)

Call for integrated energy financing: Stakeholders say active involvement and investment from the private sector is vital for enhancing energy sustainability (kp 17/03/2016)

NEA, China’s CWE moving closer on West Seti project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/03/2016), Officials say deal on West Seti likely today, by Bibek Subedi (kp 19/03/2016)

Solar micro-grids supply 24h power (kp 15/03/2016), Khotang receiving 24/7 power supply through solar grid (ht 15/03/2016), Solar micro-grids launched in three remote villages (ht 15/03/2016), Micro solar grids brighten off-grid rural communities, by Sangam Prasai (kp 16/03/2016), Do it in a big way: Nature has gifted Nepal ten hours of sunshine on an average that can be used for generating energy for domestic consumption (ht 16/03/2016)

Energy demand to reach around 8,000 MW in 15 years: Study (ht 14/03/2016)

Harvesting nature: On a small field at the edge of the village stood two giant wind turbines, their blades whirring idly as people went about their work, by Deepak Adhikari (rep 14/03/2016)

Delay in hydel projects completion upsets locals, by Pavitra Kumar Shahi (rep 14/03/2016)

NEA cuts outage by an hour a day (kp 14/03/2016)

Balance of power: Small hydro, solar, biomass and wind energy are the way to end load-shedding soon, by Ramhari Poudyal (kp 13/03/2016)

PM's visit to China: IBN for materialising West Seti agreement, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/03/2016)

Few takers of subsidy scheme for solar installation project, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 09/03/2016)

49 micro hydel projects in ACAP area (ht 09/03/2016)

MoE, NEA at odds in demand projections (ht 09/03/2016)

Delay in erecting power lines worries hydro developers (kp 07/03/2016)

Govt begins process to light up streets with solar power: The programme is aimed at reducing the burden of load-shedding (ht 29/02/2016)

Energy mix plan will discourage RoR projects, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 29/02/2016)

Governing body of Pancheshwar Authority to meet this week (ht 29/02/2016)

Hydropower Development Policy Of Nepal: An Overview of Its Implementation, by Hari Bahadur Thapa (rn 27/02/2016)

Arun III hydropower project: Sankhuwasabha locals agree on resettlement plan, by Bibek Subedi and Dipendra Shakya (kp 26/02/2016)

Leaving footprints, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 26/02/2016)

Wired: It is one of the supreme ironies of our times that a country endowed with such rich hydropower potential has to import dirty energy from a neighbouring country (nt 26/02/2016)

The fine print: The Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar transmission line inaugurated this week in Delhi has questionable benefits for Nepal, by Puru Shah (nt 26/02/2016)

Upper Marshyangdi-A hydro likely to be ready in Sept, by Aash Gurung (kp 24/02/2016)

Nepal set for major Chinese investment in solar energy (ht 24/02/2016)

Can Tehri Dam inspire leaders to develop Budhigadnaki Project?, by Rufra Pangeni (rep 23/02/2016)

A twist in the pipeline: Nepal’s energy dependence on India will continue to constrain its ability to negotiate bilateral issues, by Bibek Raj Kandel (kp 22/02/2016)

NEA overusing water of Kulekhani reservoir (kp 22/02/2016)

Govt prioritises clean, renewable energy (ht 21/02/2016)

West Seti hydro project hits roadblock (kp 20/02/2016)

Power crisis, by govt lights, to end: Government aims to add 839 megawatt electricity in the next one year (kp 19/02/2016) [???], Govt okays plan to import 580 MW to end power cuts within year, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 19/02/2016)

Arun III hydropower project: IBN: Compensation as per international standards, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 19/02/2016)

Nepal to import 80MW electricity from tomorrow (ht 19/02/2016)

Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line: Power starts flowing (kp 18/02/2016), NEA conducts final tests on new Nepal-India transmission line (ht 20/02/2016), Oli, Modi inaugurate power line (kp 21/02/2016)

Midim Khola project sits idle two years after completion, by Aash Gurung (kp 18/02/2016)

Land required for Budhi Gandaki project marked: Officials will mark the area spread over 785 hectares where the displaced locals will be resettled, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 17/02/2016)

MoE mulls purchasing thermal energy from private sector: Plans to buy up to 3,000 megawatts of electricity through take-or-pay agreements (ht 17/02/2016)

Nepal to import 80MW electricity from tomorrow (kp 16/02/2016), NEA signs power purchase agreement with India’s NVVN (ht 16/02/2016)

Ambition without vision: Painful and drastic reforms are needed in the NEA and NOC to realise energy goals, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 15/02/2016)

Solar future: Unlike huge hydro projects solar plants are possible on a much smaller scale and make sense, by Maximillian Morch (rep 15/02/2016)

Disrupted hydro projects resume construction (ht 15/02/2016)

Parbat locals protest over frequent power cuts (kp 12/02/2016)

Power import turns uncertain over tariff issue: PTC had proposed selling electricity to Nepal at Rs5.5 per unit, but NTPS has now demanded Rs8.8 per unit, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 11/02/2016), NVVN agrees to sell electricity to NEA at Rs 5.5 per unit (ht 15/02/2016), Nepal to pay Rs5.5 a unit for 80MW power from India (kp 16/02/2016)

FinMin seeks India assistance to build two hydropower projects, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 11/02/2016)

Nepal to conduct tests on Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur line from tomorrow (ht 11/02/2016)

Wondering about wind: Rather than focusing only on hydropower, the government should consider other energy options such as wind power, by Gaurishanker Bassi (kp 10/02/2016), Demand-supply reliability: A dry hydropower concept, by Pramod Raj Pokharel (ht 10/02/2016)

Energy Emergency scheme to be shown to PM today, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 09/02/2016)

Nyadi hydel gets assistance from banks (ht 08/02/2016)

Indecision of parliamentary panel on electricity pricing affects hydropower projects, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 08/02/2016)

Sparks in the dark: Nepal’s energy insecurity grows despite its huge potential for self-sufficiency (kp 05/02/2016)

Quake-damaged hydel plants await repair (ht 05/02/2016)

$22.5m for power sector reform project (ht 05/02/2016)

Cash subsidy, soft loan attracts people toward solar home systems, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 05/02/2016)

Post-earthquake potential: Energy development is important, by Devendra Adhikari (ht 04/02/2016)

Planned energy emergency: Focus on reducing outage hours, expediting projects, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/02/2016)

Upper Trishuli 3A hydropower project: Construction works likely to resume soon, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 04/02/2016)

The road not taken: The government’s priority should be on building affordable electricity-based mass transit systems, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 03/02/2016)

Dependence on India for energy to worsen by 2017: Annual electricity import bill likely tp jump five-fold to Rs 50 billion per year, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/02/2016)

ADB ‘dissatisfied’ with performance of major energy sector projects (ht 31/01/2016)

80MW power to be imported from mid-Feb: Work to install five transmission towers in Tarai districts had been stalled due to protests in the plains, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 30/01/2016)

Govt to declare ‘energy emergency’ this week (kp 30/01/2016)

Nepal likely to import 220MW of electricity (ht 28/01/2016), Nepal-India energy secretaries to meet today (ht 28/01/2016)

Construction of Madi hydro project resumes (ht 27/01/2016)

UK firm not serious about developing wind energy: PM Oli; Promoter of Kathmandu-Kulekhani-Hetauda Tunnel likely to join the British firm, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 27/01/2016)

Upper Karnali hydro power project: Affected locals to get Rs1.6b shares, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 26/01/2016)

1,200 MW Budhi Gandaki hydro project: Land acquisition to begin in mid-February: Officials, by Harihar Singh Rathore 8kp 25/01/2016)

Energy Efficiency And Energy Economy in Households, by Narayan P. Chaulagain and Krishna Adhikari (rn 23/01/2016)

200 clients consume 21 per cent of power generated in the country in winter, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 20/01/2016)

Singha Durbar to install solar power system, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 19/01/2016)

Transmission line set to be completed by January-end: NEA is currently engaged in erecting five towers in Dhanusha and Mahottari districts (kp 18/01/2016)

Delay in announcing national energy crisis (kp 17/01/2016)

Power cut hours declining in eastern hills, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 16/01/2016)

What could have been: Energy is an area where all the countries of South Asia can gain through cooperation, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 15/01/2016)

Construction of hydel projects in Lamjung stalls, by Aash Gurung (kp 14/01/2016)

Transformer explosion up by three-fold in Lalitpur (kp 13/01/2016)

Norway’s Statkraft pulls plug on Tamakoshi-III (kp 13/01/2013), Statkraft pulling out of 650MW Tamakoshi-3: Cites host of reasons for abandoning the $1.5bn project (ht 13/01/2016)

Cutting dependency on imported fuel: Security bodies plan for large biogas plants (kp 12/01/2016)

Harnessing wind power ‘not easy’: Country still lacks policy, proper study for big-scale projects, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 12/01/2016)

Works on big development projects resume: The government has made available fuel to 20 hydro projects in different parts of the country that can be completed within a year, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 11/01/2016)

Power shortages cripple industries, by Bhusan Yadav and Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 10/01/2016)

Super Dordi project to be operational in four years (ht 10/01/2016)

NEA delaying decision on West Seti JV agreement, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/01/2016)

Panel plans 18pc hike in power tariff: The last time the commission had adjusted the electricity tariff was in 2012 when the charges were ramped up by 20pc, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 08/01/2016)

Kabeli power line: NEA pushes back completion deadline; The project consists of building a 90-km-long transmission line extending from Damak, Jhapa to Amarpur, Panchthar, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 07/01/2016)

No hollow promises: People should express outrage at 86 hours of load shedding a week (kp 06/01/2016)

Deal signed to build access road to Arun-III hydro project (kp 06/01/2016), Arun III ‘facing difficulties’ in acquiring forest land: The government has asked the project to return equivalent area of acquired forest land in surrounding areas (kp 10/01/2016)

Power outage extended (04/01/2016)

NEA runs out of transformers, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 03/01/2016)

Govt estimates 200MW can be added to grid this year, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 31/12/2015)

Electricity development: Let us correct the price, by Devendra Adhikari (kp 31/12/2015)

The hydropower pipe dream, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 31/12/2015)

Power generation drops (ht 31/12/2015)

Clean energy expo from Jan 1 (kp 30/12/2015)

Solar and energy management Pros and cons, by Pramod Raj Pokharel (ht 29/12/2015)

NEA gets PAC green light to resume Chameliya project (kp 28/12/2015)

Sunshine and clouds: Countries need to make renewable energy their priority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by David Kainee (kp 27/12/2015)

Teams to explore ways to rush energy projects (kp 26/12/2015)

7MW power to be added to national grid in Jan (kp 25/12/2015)

Century-old Pharping hydro to be resumed, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/12/2015)

Hollow Promise To Eliminate Load-shedding, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 24/12/2015)

Solar for city houses mandatory: Bid to address power shortage; Subsidy scheme for homeowners, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 23/12/2015), Solar power must meet 25 pc energy needs of new residential buildings, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 23/12/2015)

Govt urged to prioritise hydro projects (ht 23/12/2015)

Rahughat set for capacity upgrade, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 23/12/2015)

Fuel crisis, quake stall hydel projects: 111MW Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project  has not been able to operate its compressor, dozers, excavators and other equipment due to lack of gasoline, by Krishna Thapa (kp 20/12/2015)

Limiting power cuts to 70 hours ‘not easy’, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 20/12/2015)

NEA increases power outage to 10 hours (kp 18/12/2015)

Energy sector suffers as ministry, NEA tussle, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/12/2015)

Fate of 4 problem-ridden hydro projects in limbo, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/12/2015)

Transformer blasts common in Valley, by Suman Bashyal (kp 12/12/2015)

Here comes the sun: The govt scheme to promote solar energy in urban areas looks promising (kp 09/12/2015)

‘Mechanism to project power demand planned’: Currently, Nepal Electricity Authority projects electricity demand in the country, but its projections are often termed ‘conservative' (kp 08/12/2015)

‘Round-the-clock power supply in a year possible’ (ht 22/11/2015) [??]

Pancheshwar DPR: Wapcos asks for more time to upgrade data; The project to be developed on Mahakali River is expected to generate 6,720 MW energy and irrigate 93,000 hectares of land, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 21/11/2015)

Planned energy emergency likely to last for 3-5 years, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 20/11/2015)

A burning fire: Govt needs to prioritise developing alternative energy in the long term (kp 17/11/2015)

Fuel crisis hits construction of hydropower projects, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 17/11/2015)

NEA planning to increase load-shedding hours, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 16/11/2015)

Looking for options: For Nepal to become energy efficient it has to diversify its trade with other countries, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 16/11/2015)

Fuel crisis ups power demand, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 12/11/2015)

ADB willing to help install solar plant, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/11/2015)

MoU signed to promote solar energy (ht 11/11/2015)

Firewood sale up in Valley (kp 06/11/2015)

Waste to energy: Construction of biogas plants  can contribute to energy security (kp 06/11/2015)

A price worth paying: Nepal has the potential to produce biofuels and become energy independent, by Sudiksha Joshi and Sushil Adhikari (kp 04/11/2015), Bio briquettes, an alternative to scarce LPG, by Rohit Rai (rep 04/11/2015)

IPPAN urges government to declare energy emergency (ht 04/11/2015)

Our biggest natural resource: Way to prosperity, by Pramod Raj Pokharel (ht 04/11/2015)

Tarai banda, blockade hit hydel projects (kp 04/11/2015)

Govt to promote biogas plants to power institutions: Officials say deepening energy crisis due to Indian blockade has offered an opportunity to become energy-independent (kp 03/11/2015)

Govt told to build Budhi Gandaki with local funds (kp 02/11/2015)

Looming Energy Crisis: Search For Alternatives, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 29/10/2015)

A charged view: Nepal has adequate potential to generate the much-needed energy, by David Kainee (kp 25/10/2015)

Hydro solutions: India has always negotiated mega projects during politically difficult times so as to have an upper hand, by Durga Prasad Paudyal (rep 19/10/2015)

Firewood demand on rise (kp 18/10/2015)

Learning from failure: Nepal can cut down its dependency on fossil fuels by generating electricity to meet its household demands, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 13/10/2015)

Crisis highlights need for energy security, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 08/10/2015)

Lack of forex risk protection could dissuade hydro investors, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 07/10/2015)

Parliamentary panel asks MoE to submit energy demand of next 10 years (ht 06/10/2015)

Fuel shortages: Electric vehicles spark interest (kp 05/10/2015)

Ensure proper energy use: Govt (kp 03/10/2015)

Study explores opportunities and challenges to export power (ht 03/10/2015)

The powers that beIf Nepal does not focus on generating hydroelectricity for  energy security even after the ongoing fuel crisis, it never will, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 02/10/2015)

Maikhola hydro project: 22MW power to be added to national grid (kp 02/10/2015)

Hydropower development: WB approves $20m credit (kp 28/09/2015)

Almost all energy projects facing time, cost overruns, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 13/09/2015)

Solar power station to illuminate Mustang (kp 12/09/2015)

Solu corridor transmission line project under investigation (ht 31/08/2015)

Windfall in Nepal: Industries that switch to wind power protect not just the ecology, but the economy as well, by Kushal Gurung (nt 28/08/2015)

Flood damage delays hydel project (ht 25/08/2015)

Lamjung hydro projects put on rush schedule, by Aash Gurung (kp 24/08/2015)

Construction of Dhalkebar substation to be delayed: Likely to hit import of power from India in the dry season (ht 24/08/2015)

Wooden utility poles await repair in Nuwakot, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 21/08/2015)

Nepal’s peak hour power consumption up 7.56pc (kp 19/08/2015)

HIDCL expects $50 million in soft loans from ADB (kp 13/08/2015)

NEA not to let Kulekhani reservoir fill up completely (kp 10/08/2015)

Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line project: Construction work resumes after pact, by Rajkumar Karki (kp 09/08/2015), Transmission line construction resumes (ht 10/08/2015)

Singati signs funding pact (kp 08/08/2015)

DPR of Nalsing Gadh Hydro project set to begin, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 05/08/2015)

Tanahun hydro project imperils local settlements (ht 05/08/2015)

Deal reached to run power line through Kamalamai, by Rajkumar Karki  (kp 04/08/2015)

Trishuli-Chilimie power line: Govt, EIB wrap up loan negotiations (kp 03/08/2015)

Consultant for Tanahu hydro to begin work soon (ht 30/07/2015)

Permission sought to conduct impact study: Developer wants to gauge the effects of quakes on Tamakoshi 3 project site (ht 21/07/2015)

HIDCL seeks two mid-sized hydro projects (kp 19/07/2015)

Rs29b sought for Budhi Gandaki (kp 13/07/2015)

Threat obstructs micro-hydel project (kp 09/07/2015)

Hydropower development gains pace in east Nepal (kp 04/07/2015)

The sun to the rescue: Rural solar systems will not just help quake survivors meet immediate power needs, but also help us build a renewable energy future, by Kishor Rimal (nt 04/07/2015)

Locals’ protests grind hydro project works to a halt, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 02/07/2015)

Power cuts hassling locals (ht 01/07/2015)

Power cuts in load-shedding free district (ht 30/06/2015)

PAC directs NEA to reevaluate claim of Chameliya tunnel work, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 29/06/2015)

$1b Indian credit line: Govt yet to pick energy projects; Energy Ministry says the delay is due to resettlement and
rehabilitation study that usually takes a lot of time
(kp 28/06/2015)

Urban solar energy: Subsidy plan awaits govt nod (kp 24/06/2015)

Bhojpur locals resort to agitation for compensation (ht 23/06/2015)

Off the grid: Many residential consumers in Kathmandu experience voltages way below the standard range of 220-240 volt, by Pragyan Pradhan (rep 23/06/2015)

Rise in power demand pushes up outage hours, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 22/06/2015)

Revising rules helps NEA save Rs 850 million in Solu project (ht 21/06/2015)

THL set to appoint Lahmeyer-Manitoba JV as consultant for Tanahu Hydropower Project (ht 19/06/2015)

Chinese team studying West Seti hydel (ht 15/06/2015)

7 Sindhupalchok projects cease power generation, by Rishi Ram Poudel (kp 14/06/2015)

West Seti project gets moving after govt nod, by Mohan Shahi (kp 13/06/2015)

IPPAN calls for refinance facility to hydro projects: Urges to extend PDA,PPA terms; Asks IB to push insurance firms to expedite claim settlement (ht 13/06/2015)

Power developers to consider external factors while designing project, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 13/06/2015)

Energy sector suffered losses of Rs18.75b due to quake (kp 10/06/2015)

Energy sector attracts Rs54b in FDI pledges (kp 07/06/2015)

Cabinet approves using bagasse for bioenergy (kp 04/06/2015)

Solar lights installed in Barpak, Laprak (ht 03/06/2015)

HIDCL set to propose project through remit-hydro scheme, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 03/06/2015)

Project financing in hydropower, by Pradeep Gangol (ht 31/05/2015)

Back to the dark age: Nepal’s plan to end electricity rationing by 2017 will not be met because of earthquake damage, by Om Astha Rai (nt 29/05/2015)

Power generation suspended (ht 25/05/2015)

Kaligandaki bridge collapse: Hydropower project, contractor engage in blame-game, by Bharat Koirala (ht 24/05/2015)

Power demand in Valley halves post-quake, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 23/05/2015)

MoE mulls relief package for hydropower sector (ht 23/05/2015)

Govt plan to end power outage hits quake snag, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 22/05/2015)

Generation halted at Trishuli, Devighat projects, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 15/05/2015)

Quake hits 456MW Tamakoshi dam: Officials claim damage repairable, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 11/05/2015), Earthquake hits 23 hydro-electric projects (ht 11/05/2015)

Ramechhap in the dark for six days (ht 01/05/2015)

Quake halts construction of hydro projects in Lamjung (ht 30/04/2015)

Locals upbeat as Arun III gains momentum, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 25/04/2015)

Upper Marsyangdi-A hydro project sets target to commission power by end of this year (ht 25/04/2015)

Construction resumes at hydel project sites, by Aash Gurung (kp 25/04/2015)

Windmills, solar panels light up Nawalparasi village, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 24/04/2015)

Alternative energy: Secret to Nepal’s development, by Govind Raj Pokhrel (rep 24/04/2015)

Load-shedding down to six hours per day (ht 24/04/2015), Loadshedding hours reduced (kp 25/04/2015)

Out of the darkness: Nepalis need a new Electricity Act more urgently than we need a new constitution, by Sujit Acharya (nt 24/04/2015)

Energy Min spends 36pc of budget by Q3 (kp 20/04/2015)

Unscheduled power cuts affecting life (ht 20/04/2015)

Int’l lending firms to appraise Upper Trishuli-1: At least nine institutions have shown interest to finance the 216 MW hydroelectric project, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 20/04/2015)

Let there be light: Nepal started generating hydroelectricity 103 years ago, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/04/2015)

Trees to be cut down for Duhabi line, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 17/04/2015)

A light in the dark: Electricity Act must be reformed to provide clear policy directives and set out roles for all stakeholders in the electricity market, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 17/04/2015)

Tanahu hydropower project: Tax waiver issue delays contract signing, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 16/04/2015), Consultant to clarify stand on contract, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 19/04/2015)

Nepal’s hydroelectricity sector: Growing optimism, by Ishwar Khatiwada and Bijay Ghimire (kp 15/04/2015)

Tamakoshi III hydropower: IBN, Statkraft to extend PNA time limit of project (kp 15/04/2015)

IBN okays West Seti bid from Chinese firm, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/04/2015), Chinese firm gets IBN nod to develop West Seti Hydro Project (ht 14/04/2015)

IFC seeks ‘bankable PDA’to build Upper Trishuli-1 hydroelectric project, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 10/04/2015)

No power supply five years after poles installed (ht 09/04/2015)

NEA to light up Parsa village from New Year, by Shankar Acharya (kp 09/04/2015)

Solar subsidy plan fails to attract urban users (kp 05/04/2015)

Bheri Babai multipurpose project: PM inaugurates power house, by Moti Lal Poudel (kp 03/04/2015)

Load-shedding cut by an hour a day (kp 03/04/2015)

Investors need to see that the government is committed, interview with Radhesh Pant (kp 30/03/2015)

Locals attack Upper Trishuli transmission line workers (kp 30/03/2015)

West Seti hydro project in limbo (ht 30/03/2015)

IBN to table airport, West Seti proposals, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 29/03/2015)

Transmission line project hits snag in final stretch, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 27/03/2015)

Kulekhani Hydropower Project suffers cost and time overruns, by Pratap Bista (kp 26/03/2015)

Pancheshwar project nears take-off (kp 22/03/2015), Pancheswar to get staffers in a month, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 22/03/2015)

Bhotekoshi Dreams: There is already a persistent opposition from some people who will lose their everything in the up-gradation of the hydropower project from 75 megawatt to 102 megawatt, by Abhisek Adhikari (sp 20/03/2015)

Appeal to end strike at Upper Tamakoshi, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 19/03/2015), Locals seek end to strike, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 21/03/2015), Upper Tamakoshi stoppage end likely as tempers cool, by Sanjeev Giri and Rajendra Manandhar (kp 23/03/2015), UTHL forms committee to resume Upper Tamakoshi construction works (ht 24/03/2015), Work resumes after pact, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 26/03/2015), Work partially resumes at Upper Tamakoshi hydro project site in Dolakha (ht 27/03/2015), Workers halt work again, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 30/03/2015), Works resume at Upper Tamakoshi, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 31/03/2015)

Financing mandate letters signed (kp 17/03/2015)

West Seti hydel project: Three Gorges concerned about rehab of displaced, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 16/03/2015), IBN, ministry told to find common ground (kp 18/03/2015), ‘Don’t delay construction of West Seti project’ (ht 18/03/2015)

NEA to cut load shedding hours from tomorrow (ht 15/03/2015)

Workers halt Tamakoshi works seeking stake, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 14/03/2015), Locals launch protest; demand more shares, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 15/03/2015)

Three Gorges chairman in Nepal: To meet PM, energy minister to discuss West Seti project (ht 14/03/2015)

A new energy mix for a New Nepal: Hydro for the hills, biomass for the plains, by Suraj Pandey (nt 13/03/2015)

The dam debate, by Deepak Adhikari (rep 13/03/2015)

Budhi Gandaki project: Different views expressed (kp 10/03/2015), Parliamentary panel tells MoE to start work on Budhigandaki hydel (ht 10/03/2015)

750MW West Seti hydropower project: CWE forwards $1.5b FDI proposal to IBN (kp 08/03/2015)

Severe power shortage hits industries hard (ht 08/03/2015)

Indecisiveness on foreign currency PPA affecting hydropower projects (rep 07/03/2015)

Naumure hydropower porject: More benefits for locals sought (kp 06/03/2015)

Folks excited about electrification (ht 06/03/2015)

NEA, Superdordi B project sign PPA (ht 06/03/2015)

Tanahun hydro contract negotiations in final stage (ht 04/03/2015)

To think hydro dams will resolve all problems is too naive, by Imtiaz Ahmed (kp 02/03/2015)

Students urge not to cut power during SLC: 77-hour loadshedding per week hampering studies (ht 27/02/2015)

Upper Tamakoshi Project: Row ends after locals offered more shares, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 25/02/2015)

Fate of 14 hydel projects: Ministry takes opposite decisions on single issue (kp 23/02/2015), AWRC decries tendency for Cabinet decisions (kp 24/02/2015)

IFC to hold energy event on March 5 (kp 22/02/2015)

Biggest gain in energy (kp 21/02/2015)

World Bank to fund 25 MW solar plant (kp 21/02/2015)

Poor to get loans to buy Upper Tamakoshi shares, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 19/02/2015)

Upper Karnali Hydropower Project sets off land rush, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 18/02/2015)

Upper Trishuli nearly complete, but power line nowhere in sight, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/02/2015)

FDI-funded hydel projects get IPB nod, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 16/02/2015), FDI for Upper Kali Gandaki hydro project approved (ht 16/02/2015)

West Seti hydro project: IBN says progress being made, albeit slow (kp 16/02/2015)

Energy alternatives: Newar civilization's traditional high quality brick making can address looming energy crisis, by Pramod Aryal (rep 16/02/2015)

Locals obstruct hydel project construction (ht 14/02/2015)

Barun Hydropower launching IPO next week, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 14/02/2015)

Middle Trishuli Ganga Nadi hydro set to roll, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 10/02/2015)

Upper Tamakoshi project: Panel finalises allotment of shares to locals, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 09/02/2015), Project makes largest ever share offering (kp 13/02/2015)

Putting wind in the map: Areas of Nepal have wind profiles ideally suited to meet peak electricity demand, by Kushal Gurung (nt 06/02/2015)

New biogas programme launched (kp 04/02/2015)

Investment Board gears up for PDA talks on Tamakoshi III hydel project, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/02/2015)

Push for power: Nepal should cooperate with India and other countries to bring in more foreign direct investment in hydropower, by Prashanta Pradhan (kp 03/02/2015)

CPN M warns against developing Upper Marsyangdi 2 hydel project (ht 03/02/2015)

NEA’s imported transformers finally arrive, more on way, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 03/02/2015)

Extra power cuts affecting people in Baluwatar (ht 03/02/2015)

Sub-regional connectivity: 4 nations to explore energy cooperation (kp 02/02/2015)

Complete repair works in 15 days, says OPMCM (ht 02/02/2015)

Prudent Harnessing of Water Resources, by Ratna Sansar Shrestha (sp 30/01/2015)

Micro, pico hydel projects light up Gorkha villages, by Sudip Kaini (kp 30/01/2015)

Energy-starved Nepal turns to solar power, by Suman Bashyal (kp 30/01/2015)

Loans at 4pc interest for solar panel installations: AEPC has forwarded a proposal in this regard to MoSTE (ht 30/01/2015)

Four years of darkness in Khotang (ht 28/01/2015)

WB to provide partial risk guarantee to Upper Trishuli-1 hydro, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 26/01/2015)

Without transmission line, Mai Hydropower's energy going to waste (rep 26/01/2015)

MoE bid to save Kabeli licence, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/01/2015)

Tanahun hydro contract negotiations to begin tomorrow (ht 24/01/2015)

IPPAN, IFC ink agreement: Partnership aims to improve sustainability, bankability of Nepal’s hydropower projects (ht 24/01/2015)

Locals warn they will disrupt hydel projects (ht 23/01/2015)

Bhote Koshi resumes power generation, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 22/01/2015), Bhotekhoshi project begins generating power (ht 22/01/2015), Upper Bhotekoshi resumes power generation: 18 MW supplied to national grid (rep 22/01/2015)

CWEI to submit report on West Seti hydro project by March (ht 22/01/2015)

Political situation hits repairs at mid-Marsyangdi (ht 22/01/2015)

Infra projects’ fate hangs in balance, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 21/01/2015)

Sunkoshi Hydro repair works to cost Rs 150 million, by Dhruba Dangal (kp 21/01/2015)

Establishing new transmission company likely to take time (ht 20/01/2015)

Nepal Electricity Authority fixes power purchase tariff for up to 100 MW hydels: Rs 8.40 per unit for dry season, Rs 4.80 a unit for wet season, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 19/01/2015)

Power crunch puts industries’ survival at risk (ht 19/01/2015)

Tunnel construction begins for Madhya Bhotekoshi Project, by Rishiram Poudyal (kp 17/01/2015)

IBN to start PDA negotiations in Feb (ht 17/01/2015)

Nepal ranks 4th among countries with highest electricity leakage (rep 17/01/2015)

Sugure hydropower operation resumes, by Himal Dhungel (ht 16/01/2015)

Mid-Marsyangdi halting power generation for two weeks, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 16/01/2015), Mid-Marsyangdi hydel plant to be shut for repair (ht 18/01/2015)

Madhya Bhotekoshi project obstruction: Political parties dissolve joint committee, by Rishi Ram Paudyal (kp 15/01/2015)

Bhote Koshi to be back online from this week: The 45 MW plant had been lying idle for the past three months as its flood damaged transmission towers could not be restored due to obstruction (kp 14/01/2015)

New feeder line for Butwal Industrial Estate (rep 14/01/2015)

DoI-GMR team completes data collection: Upper Karnali hydropower’s impact on downstream irrigation projects to be determined (ht 13/01/2015)

Itch of Tanahu: Political interference in the Tanahu hydro project illustrates why Nepal is doomed to decades more of darkness, by Bishal Thapa (rep 13/01/2015)

Upper Marsyangdi-A: Plant urged to pay attention to EIA report (ht 11/01/2015)

Mirage of prosperity: Nepal would be silly not to hitch her hydropower potential to the Indian grid, but conditions apply, by Bishal Thapa (nt 09/01/2015)

Everybody’s talking about Budhi Gandaki, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 08/01/2015)

Water resources development: Lack of political will, by Surya Nath Bastola (ht 06/01/2015)

NPC to ask for Nepal Army involvement in hydro dev (kp 06/01/2015)

Naldingh Gadh hydropower project: Land acquisition starts, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 06/01/2015)

Upper Tama Koshi hydel project: Project gets go-ahead to issue shares to locals, by Rajesh Khanal (05/01/2015)

Ministry starts work to scrap hydel licences (kp 04/01/2015), MoE starts scrapping hydropower licences: Besides the Kabeli-A project, all others on the CIAA list are likely to face action, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/01/2015)

Bajura sees over Rs 1b poured into micro hydro, by Arjun Shah (kp 04/01/2015)

No compromise over Upper Karnali: PM (kp 04/01/2015)

Central government secretariat witnesses 18-hour blackout (ht 03/01/2015)

Locals' obstruction delays Trishuli-Matatirtha transmission line project, by Nirajan Paudel (ht 03/01/2014)

Locals obstruct Trishuli 3A hydel project works, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 02/01/2015)

Fate of Tanahun project may be decided today (ht 01/01/2015), Cabinet overturns ministry’s decision: Orders review of consultant appointment, execution of 140MW project, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 02/01/2015), ADB told to proceed with consultant selection process, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 02/01/2015), Govt picks Lahmeyer-Manitoba JV as Tanahu hydro consultants, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 02/01/2015)

NEA which is responsible for the construction of tranmission lines along the river corridors should be penalised for delaying its task (ht 01/01/2015)

Lack of transmission lines affecting power evacuation, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 31/12/2014)

NEA signs pacts topurchase 45.6 MW ofelectricity this fiscal (ht 31/12/2014)

A bug’s life: When it comes to hydro projects, local people must be helped to understand the basic concept of shares, by Sophia K. Tamot (kp 30/12/2014)

CIAA asks MoE to decide fate of 500 hydro projects (rep 30/12/2104)

Construction of transmission lines put on rush schedule, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 28/12/2014)

Bajura folks deprived of regular power supply (ht 27/12/2014)

Bhotekoshi row resolved, locals to get 6pc shares (kp 26/12/2014), Sindhupalchowk locals get 6pc stake in BKPC (ht 26/12/2014)

WB okays $130m for solar farms (kp 24/12/2014)

‘Obstruction turns away investors’ (kp 23/12/2014)

900MW Upper Karnali hydropower project: IFC inks pact with GMR to become equity partner (kp 23/12/2014), IFC signs agreement with GMR: Acquires 10 per cent stake in Upper Karnali hydroelectric project (ht 23/12/2014)

Consultant appointment at Tanahun hydro: ADB disappointed over MoE decision, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/12/2014), MoF determined to save Tanahun hydel project, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 22/12/2014), Energy Ministry, ADB trade charges over consultant at Tanahun hydro (kp 23/12/2014), Koirala steps in to settle consultant selection row, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/12/2014), Implement Tanahun hydel project: PM, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 24/12/2014), Energy Ministry asked to reconsider its decision, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/12/2014), MoE decision on Tanahun hydelproject unilateral, claims MoF, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 25/12/2014), Mahat writes to energy minister to rethink nixing consultant, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 25/12/2014), End consultant selection row: PM tells Gyawali, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 27/12/2014), PM instructs energy minister to implement Tanahun project (ht 27/12/2014)

Line of thought (ht 22/12/2014)

Khimti-Dhalkebar power line: NEA asks WB to pull out of project, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 22/12/2014)

Sino-Sagarmatha agrees to build 132kV power line (kp 22/12/2014)

Remote Rukum villages get electricity (kp 21/12/2014)

Upper Karnali hydropower project: IFC set to make 10pc equity investment (kp 21/12/2014), GMR, IFC to sign pact on
Upper Karnali project
(ht 21/12/2014)

Hydropower dev in a shambles: Sindhupalchok has potential of generating 1,300MW electricity, but it generates just 75MW from eight projects currently, by Rishi Ram Poudel (kp 20/12/2014)

Govt rejects ADB's pick for Tanahun Hydro consultant, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 20/12/2014)

NEA to import additional 35 MW power from India (ht 19/12/2014)

Experts for issuing hydropower licenses through open competition, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 19/12/2014)

HIDCL asks for hydropower projects up to 100MW (kp 18/12/2014)

Parliamentary panel clears controversy surrounding 14 hydro projects (rep 17/12/2014)

Locals demand shares in Khimti project, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 17/12/2014)

PDA talks on Tamakoshi-III hydel project resume (ht 17/12/2014)

West Seti hydel project: Chinese experts study site (kp 17/12/2014), Technicians complete field study of West Seti project site (rep 17/12/2014)

Energy Ministry told to deal with idle hydel projects (kp 17/12/2014)

Memories of the Mahakali  A development project that could have begun in 1986, and loadshedding in Nepal avoided, is finally starting in 2014, by Pashupati Shamsher J.B. Rana (kp 16/12/2014)

Rawa Khola developer courts local investors (rep 16/12/2014)

Load-shedding to go up by an hour a day in Central Region, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/12/2014)

Pvt players seek sectoral reforms in energy: Completion of cross-border transmission line, unbundling of NEA urged (ht 15/12/2014)

Upallo Khimti hydro project completes financial closure (kp 15/12/2014)

PDA talks on Upper Trishuli-I to be held today (ht 15/12/2014)

Bhotekoshi hydropower project row: Ministry calls stakeholders for talks, by Sanjeev Giri and Rishi Ram Poudel (kp 14/12/2014)

Rusty electricity poles threat to life, property, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/12/2014)

Tanahun hydro project’s fate hangs in balance: ADB’s ‘marking system favour sone joint venture’ over the other, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 11/12/2014)

Upper Trishuli I developer waiting for PDA, PPA to kick-start construction works (rep 11/12/2014)

Madhya Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project: Contractor complains about political meddling, by Rishi Ram Poudel (kp 10/12/2014), Madhya Bhotekoshi Project site vandalised (kp 14/12/2014)

Chinese team arriving to study West Seti Hydro, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 09/12/2014), Chinese team to visit West Seti hydro project site today (ht 10/12/2014)

Butwal Industrial Estate gets own power feeder (kp 08/12/2014)

Bhojpur folks against Arun III hydro project (ht 08/12/2014)

Villages plunged in darkness (ht 08/12/2014)

Hydel projects in limbo with no transmission line (ht 07/12/2014)

Bhote Koshi disruption: Local Anarchy (sp 05/12/2014)

Studies on cross-border transmission lines planned (ht 03/12/2014)

West Seti in limbo as two mega projects moveInvestment Board, ministry have differing readings of Chinese developer’s commitment to hydropower project, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 01/11/2014)

Tamakoshi-III PDA to be signed by April-end, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 29/11/2014)

Political parties prevent Bhotekoshi hydro project from being repaired, by Rishi Ram Poudel (kp 25/11/2014)

Arun-III PDA gets political backing: The project plans to sell 78.1 per cent of electricity to India (ht 24/11/2014), Arun III PDA pact today, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/11/2014)

WB agrees to give $46m for Kabeli hydro project (kp 25/11/2014)

Middle Modi project construction kicks off, by Ishwori Neupane (kp 24/11/2014), CG invests in Mid-Modi hydropower project (ht 24/11/2014)

Cross-border power trade: Nepal and India agree to deviselong-term plans, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 21/11/2014), Cross-border transmission line master plan within six months, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 22/11/2014)

Hydropower compony IPO: Citing power line status to be made mandatory (kp 21/11/2014)

World Bank to invest $130m in solar plants, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/11/2014), Govt concludes negotiations with WB: 25 megawatts of solar energy to be generated within a year, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 21/11/2014)

Clear confusion over Budhigandaki project, locals ask officials, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 17/11/2014)

Upper Tamakoshi expected to come online by ’16, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 16/10/2014)

Mid-Marsyangdi earns Rs 14.5b in revenues, by Prem Kumari Ghale (kp 15/11/2014)

Madhya Bhotekoshi Hydro bedevilled by cost overruns, by Rishiram Poudyal (kp 13/11/2014)

Upper Marsyangdi-II PDA soon: Investment Board (ht 13/11/2014)

Electrifying times: There is new fervour in the hydropower sector following the signing of a PTA with India, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 12/11/2014)

Harnessing alternative energy can reduce power shortage, interview with Ram Prasad Dhital (kp 11/11/2014), Renewable energy: need of the day (kp 11/11/2014), Chasing the sun: Extension of urban solar will be more productive and sustainable if backed by fiscal measures such as access to low cost capital, accelerated depreciation an tax rebates, by Bishal Thapa (rep)

Power up: Nepal hopes to make positive inroads into hydel sector, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 11/11/2014)

SC denies interim order in Upper Karnali case (rep 10/11/2014)

Bhotekoshi offers 5% shares to Sindhupalchowk locals, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 10/11/2014)

Mid-Marsyangdi hydel silt-blocked (kp 09/11/2014)

International significance of Upper Karnali High Dam Project, by A.B. Thapa (sp 07/11/2014)

Free exchange: Nepal-India PTA has opened doors not just for electricity export to India, but to import more electricity from India, by Abhishek Yadav (kp 07/11/2014)

Rahughat contractor flees without paying debts: the locals have filed com-plaints at dAO against the contractor Binod Lama of Gorkha Construction, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 07/11/2014)

Upper Marsyangdi-A to be finished by 2015-end, by Prem Kumar Ghale (kp 06/11/2014)

PDA talks for Arun III hydel project begin, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 05/11/2014), Arun III on verge of becoming a reality, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 06/11/2014), IBN, Satluj finalize draft PDA of Arun III (rep 06/11/2014), Reason to cheer: Prospects of Arun III implementation have given hopes to a historically ignored and underdeveloped region of eastern Nepal, by Kumud Ghimire (rep 08/11/2014), Locals await Arun-III PDA, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 09/11/2014)

Feasibility study of Budhigandaki hydropower project complete (rep 05/11/2014)

Minister urges parties to resolve problem faced by Bhote Koshi hydro project: Construction of transmission lines being hindered (ht 05/11/2014)

Kohalpur-Surkhet power line to be upgraded, by Motilal Paudel (kp 04/11/2014)

Hydropower development: Issues and options, by Girish P. Pant (ht 04/11/2014)

CIAA’s jurisdiction questioned after flurry of hydro licence cancellations, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 03/11/2014), , Parliamentary panel summons anti-graft watchdog chief: Lawmakers criticise CIAA for interfering in hydro-electric projects, dampening investors’ confidence, by Rupak D. Sharma [Shall they invest into corruption??? It is important that CIAA provides a basis for corruption free investment!!], Energy minister tells CIAA to mind its own business (kp 05/11/2014), House panel overrules CIAA directive (kp 08/11/2014), House panel reverts CIAA directive, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 08/11/2014), Panel refutes CIAA argument (kp 08/11/2014), CIAA crossed its limits, concludes parliamentary finance panel, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 08/11/2014), CIAA breached jurisdiction over hydel projects: House panel: Energy ministry told to decide fate of projects on its own (rep 08/11/2014), Cabinet can overrule CIAA order on hydros: Gyawali (kp 20/11/2014) [An anti-corruption commission that is subordinate to politicians, i.e. one of the most corrupt sections of Nepali society, makes absolutely no sense, Ms. Gyawali!!]

Power play: The power trade agreement signed with India may be good-intentioned, if details don’t turn into devils, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 31/10/2014)

Ngadi hydro projectready for PPA (ht 31/10/2014)

Five-bank consortium pledges Rs 1.2 billion: Balefikhola hydro project (kp 30/10/2014)

Ministry told to revoke licences of 3 hydel firms: CIAA tells Energy Ministry to cancel licences of three firms for not beginning the proposed projects despite receiving government’s approval years ago (kp 29/10/2014)

Time for action: With the signing of the Upper Karnali PDA, the Investment Board has proved that it can deliver, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 28/10/2014)

Locals face 18 hours’ power cut (ht 28/10/2014) [related to Okhaldhunga]

Bhote Koshi losing Rs 8.6m a day as locals obstruct tower erection works, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 27/10/2014)

Users of renewable energy increasing in Kanchanpur (ht 25/10/2014)

NEA Tihar notice confuses citizens: Nepal Electricity Authority asks consumers not to use Deepawali lights from 5pm to 10pm on Oct 22 to 25 during Tihar festival (kp 24/10/2014)

Kulekhani reaches full capacity (kp 24/10/2014)

Lighting up Capital for SAARC and beyond (kp 23/10/2014)

Nepal, India enact power trade: Visiting secretary offers financial and technical help to construct transmission lines, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/10/2014), Nepal, India put seal on PTA: Country must now focus on developing transmission lines, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 22/10/2014), Nepal and India ink final PTA, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 22/10/2014), Arun-III PDA likely to be signed: IBN, Satluj expected to ink agreement during Modi’s visit (ht 23/10/2014)

Solar power lights up Chepang villages, by Pratap Bista (kp 22/10/2014)

Rs 2.94b loan for Khare Khola hydro agreed (kp 21/10/2014), CPD achieves financial closureto develop 24.1MW project (ht 22/10/2014), Consortium of 10 banks to finance Khhare Khola hydro project (rep 22/10/2014)

Maikhola project sitting idle for lack of power line, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 20/10/2014)

First phase of Kabeli transmission line will be completed by Dec 25: NEA (kp 20/10/2014)

Arun III hydropower project: IBN speeds up PDA signing (kp 20/10/2014)

LED lights overtake clay lamps as festive decor (kp 20/10/2014)

Low voltage sparks anger (ht 19/10/2014)

Killing World's Highest Dam Project: Upper Karnli Project Controversy, by A.B. Thapa

12 hydropower projects under construction in Trishuli basin: Upon completion, they will generate 1,500 MW of electricity, by Nirajan Poudel (rep 18/10/2014)

Develop hydro projects in time, FinMin tells Indian developers (kp 18/10/2014)

Upper Karnali deal: Furnish PDA papers, SC orders (kp 17/10/2014)

Mutually un-exclusive: Examples from Laos and Bhutan illustrate that export and domestic consumption of electricity can go hand-in-hand, by Aalok Raj Pandey (kp 17/10/2014)

Upper Trishuli I survey license to be extended again (rep 16/10/2014)

Ground concerns: The Upper Karnali hydropower project deal should ensure that it benefits the local community, by Durga Prasad Paudyal (kp 13/10/2014)

Bhaktapur prepares to bask in solar light glow, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/10/2014)

Kalikot remains in perpetual darkness, by Tularam Pandey (kp 10/10/2014)

Power cuts are here to stay: Brace yourselves: Nepal will be dependent on imported electricity for at least another six years, by Shyamal K. Shrestha (nt 10/10/2014)

PTA signing with India likely this month (kp 07/10/2014)

Hetauda-Bardaghat power line project inching along, by Pratap Bista (kp 07/10/2014)

Construction of Thapa Khola project expedites (rep 05/10/2014)

Building of Upper Dordi to start after holidays, by Prem Kumari Ghale (kp 30/09/2014)

Upper Solu signs Rs 3 billion loan deal with consortium (kp 29/09/2014)

Mai Hydropower Project delayed by at least 3 months, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 28/09/2014)

Upper Tamakoshi hydel: Project reaches next milestone: Construction of tailrace tunnel over for 456MW plant (kp 26/09/2014), Upper Tamakoshi project IPO hangs in the balance (kp 27/09/2014)

SC moved against Upper Karnali PDA (kp 25/09/2014)

Sankhuwasabha’s hydro potential totals 2,200MW (kp 25/09/2014)

Future of fuel: Pursuing energy generation from biomass is crucial to complementing investments in seasonal hydropower, by Dilip Khatiwada (kp 24/09/2014)

Gulmi schools solar powered, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 24/09/2014)

Powering Nepal: The Nepali government’s decision to sign power deals with India signals a better future for the country, by Johannes Zutt (kp 22/09/2014)

Two hydel projects damaged, power supply disrupted (ht 22/09/2014)

IBN signs PDA with GMR: Indian HM Singh says the moment is ‘historic’ and that the Indian government is happy about it, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 20/09/2014), IBN, GMR pen pact to build Nepal’s biggest hydel project, by Rupak D Sharma (ht 20/09/2014), IBN, GMR ink PDA for Upper Karnali: 900 MW project will be completed within seven years, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 20/09/2014), Talking turbines: Nepal, India govts could be congratulated for watershed accords after implementation (kp 22/09/2014)

Flood-hit Sunkoshi project requires total overhaul, by Rishi Ram Poudyal (kp 20/09/2014)

Taking power into their own hands: The future of Nepal’s micro-hydro is affected by the spread of the national grid, by Sunir Pandey (nt 19/09/2014)

Thinking small: Nepal’s chronic electricity shortage is a result of its inability to harness its big rivers, but how about small streams?, by Kunda Dixit (nt 19/09/2014)

Cabinet endorses PTA, PDA (kp 19/09/2014)

IPPAN seeks review of CIAA directive (kp 18/09/2014), CIAA instruction lacks proper study: IPPAN (ht 18/09/2014)

Sunkoshi dam weakened by August flood, landslide (kp 18/09/2014)

PDA for Upper Karnali project: IBN board meeting ends without decision (kp 15/09/2014), Upper Karnali PDA unlikely before deadline expires (ht 15/09/2014), Amendments sought on Upper Karnali PDA (kp 17/09/2014), PDA on Upper Karnali in limbo, thanks to UML (ht 17/09/2014), UML says PDA should protect Nepal’s interest (ht 18/09/2014), IBN board okays PDA: Cabinet to endorse revised document before PM leaves for UN meet, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/09/2014), IBN Board endorses PDA document, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 18/09/2014), Former water ministers, secys express reservations about Upper Karnali PDA (kp 19/09/2014), Cabinet endorses PDA on 900 MW hydel project; PTA approved, by Rupak D Sharma (ht 19/09/2014), In right direction (ht 19/09/2014), PDA with GMR likely to attract more foreign investment in hydropower, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 19/09/2014=

‘CPN-Maoist showing doublestandard by objecting to PTA’ (ht 15/09/2014)

Power tariff hike decision hangs in the balance (kp 15/09/2014), Bid to raise energy tariff fails (rep 15/09/2014), SC stays bid to hike electricity tariff (kp 16/09/2014)

Kulekhani III project to miss completion deadline, again, by Pratap Bista (kp 15/09/2014)

Appoint NEA head within a week, says House committee (ht 15/09/2014)

Landslide halts tunnel work on Modikhola, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 14/09/2014)

Upper Bhotekoshi and Khimti PPAs cannot be revised: Officials (rep 12/09/2014)

Parts of mid-west sans electricity (kp 11/09/2014)

Himal Power offers free energy (ht 11/09/2014)

PTA: Expected To Boost The Energy Sector, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 11/09/2014)

MoE all set to forward PTA to expedite implementation: Nepal can use facility to draw investment in hydro sector (ht 09/09/2014)

Upper Bhotekoshi may resume by Oct 25 (rep 07/09/2014)

CIAA asks ministry to scrap licences of 10 hydropower cos, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 06/09/2014), CIAA tells govt to build Lower Arun project (ht 06/09/2014)

Nepalgunj faces more power cuts, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 05/09/2014)

Tallo Modi Khola project to resume (ht 05/09/2014)

More for less: The 4,180MW Upper Karnali storage project should not be sacrificed for the 900MW Upper Karnali hydropower project, by Santa Bahadur Pun (kp 05/09/2014)

Gandaki-Dhaulagiri top power generation: As many as 12 projects producing 337MW in region (ht 04/09/2014)

Power outage obstructs life in Panchthar (ht 03/09/2014)

Upper Karnali a three billion dollar bonanza for Nepal: Yet the government has made no progress on PDA as September 17 deadline approaches (ht 02/09/2014)

Upper Karnaki power development agreement: Committee submits recommendations to Prime Minister, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 30/08/2014)

Government to use funds sent by migrant workers: Project dubbed ‘Remit Hydro’ to be developed (ht 30/08/2014)

Committee advises to go by the law: Parliament to decide on cash incentive for export-oriented hydro projects, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 30/08/2014)

Power tariff likely to go up before Dashain (kp 30/08/2014)

Look to Africa: Ethiopia’s attempt at building a mega hydropower project by mobilising internal resources holds lessons for Nepal, by Shital Babu Regmee (kp 29/08/2014)

NEA spends half of its total income on buying power (kp 29/08/2014)

Chinese team to arrive in Sept to discuss West Seti hydro project (ht 28/08/2014)

Army to invest in hydro if legal hurdles removed (kp 27/08/2014)

Panel for signing PDA with GMR: Members are, however, divided over whether export-oriented projects should be provided Rs 5m per MW in grant, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/08/2014), Committee awaits MoF comments: Submission of report on PDA draft to take few more days, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 26/08/2014), PDA study team divided over cash subsidy proposal, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 26/08/2014), ‘PDA signing would be game changer’ (ht 27/08/2014)

PAC to submit Chameliya hydel project report (ht 25/08/2014)

Chilime protest: Agitating locals declare indefinite Rasuwa banda (kp 23/08/2014)

HIDCL launches long-term wholesale loan for banks (kp 23/08/2014)

House panel asks govt to ink PDA on time, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 22/08/2014)

Power within 3 yrs in 15 Surkhet VDCs (kp 21/08/2014)

Light at the end of tunnel for 140MW Tanahun project, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 19/08/2014)

Only 23.55 MW connected to national grid last year (rep 18/08/2014)

Ilam harnessing its hydropower potential, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 17/08/2014)

NEA faces mounting losses due to increased electricity import (rep 17/08/2014), NEA losses balloon to Rs 5.74 billion: Accumulated losses reach Rs 19.31 billion as of last fiscal year-end; system losses decrease to 24.79pc from 25.11pc, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/08/2014)

Upper Marsyangdi project running behind schedule (kp 16/08/2014)

Implementation of 900 MW Upper Karnali project: Harmful to Nepal as well as India, by A.B. Thapa (sp 15/08/2014)

Expect Not Too Much: The economy of India is worth $ 1.7 trillion; To develop a hydro project of 1000 Megawatt in Nepal, it costs $10 billion at the rate of $1000 per Kilowatt, by Abhisek Adhikari (sp 15/08/2014)

Power outages wreak havoc on NT’s service in east (kp 15/08/2014)

Power revolution lights upremote VDCs in far-west (ht 15/08/2014)

The future of energy: Petroleum imports can be significantly reduced if Nepal begins producing hydrogen to meet energy needs, by Shiva Om Bade Shrestha (kp 14/08/2014)

Sunkoshi Small Hydro Plant at risk, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 14/08/2014)

In-house investmentIt would be prudent for Nepal to attempt to finance small hydropower projects through domestic bonds and derivatives, by Siddhartha Mainali (kp 13/08/2014)

Micro hydels damaged in Gorkha landslides, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 13/08/2014)

Good options: Do we really need to wait for abundant hydropower development while we are facing 16 hours of load-shedding on a daily basis, by Rabindra Suwal (rep 12/08/2014)

Tanahun hydropower project: ADB urges govt to sign pacts by Aug (kp 11/08/2014)

Chilime hydel project locked out demanding MD’s return, by Krishna Thapa (kp 11/08/2014)

'At least 3 months needed to normalize power supply from Sunkoshi basin' (rep 11/08/2014)

NEA to accept PPA in dollar terms under ‘certain conditions’ (kp 10/08/2014)

Solar street lampsto light up Lake City (ht 10/08/2014)

Weekly power outage 60 hrs from today (kp 09/08/2014)

Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project: Dolakha Folk Say Share Allotment Model Is Discriminatory, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 09/08/2014)

Pancheswor multi-purpose project: MoE set to form governing body for project, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 06/08/2014)

Working on water: Unless investments are made in hydro, Nepal will not be able to attract substantial investment in any other sector, by Upendra Mahato (kp 03/08/2014), PTA, PDA unlikely in the next two days: Possible in 90 days if India agrees to Nepal’s response (ht 03/08/2014), Politics, technical glitches stall PDA signing (ht 04/08/2014), ‘Export power to bridge deficit’: India bats for early PDA signing of four hydropower projects (ht 05/08/2014), Entrepreneurs call for development of Pancheshwar project, transmission lines (ht 05/08/2014), PTA, PDA after settling issues: FM Pandey (ht 07/08/2014)

Demand to scrap Saptakoshi multi-purpose project (ht 03/08/2014)

Weak transformercausing power loss (ht 03/08/2014)

Landslide hits five hydropower projects: Creates a shortfall of 66.5MW electricity in national grid, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 03/08/2014), Loadshedding hours to go up (ht 04/08/2014)

Opening the floodgates: We must invest sincerely in hydropower development, not just to meet domestic demand but also to export energy, by Shital Babu Regmee (kp 01/08/2014), Nepal to delink power generation from trade in its PTA proposal, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 01/08/2014)

Grappling With The Energy Crisis, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 31/07/2014)

Dardeni lurks in darkness, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 30/07/2014)

Panel formed to facilitate signing of power pact, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 30/07/2014), Experts caution against signing hasty power deals with India (ht 30/07/2014), Madhesi leaders forsigning PTA with India (ht 30/07/2014), Big Three expedite preparations for PTA: Taskforce to consult hydro experts, civil society, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 30/07/2014)

Resume work at Upper Karnali hydropower project, demand locals (ht 26/07/2014), IBN to confer with political leaders on Upper Karnali PDA, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 30/07/2014), Upper Karnali PDA may be endorsed today (ht 02/08/2014), Nepal, India firms wrap up negotiations, by Mukul Humagain (kp 02/08/2014)

Darbang power sub-station to standtall within few years (ht 26/07/2014)

Cutting off water: The controversy on hydropower development misses the key point that India's main interest is water, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 25/07/2014)

IBN submits draft of Upper Karnali PDA (ht 25/07/2014)

Land misuse issue shuts Upper Marsyangdi hydropower (ht 25/07/2014)

Ghising recall: Locals close down Rasuwa district, by Krishna Thapa (kp 22/07/2014)

Renewable energy project worth $5 million signed (ht 22/07/2014)

Small is bright: Minimum infrastructure, small investment and limited emvironmental impact make micro hydro plants the best bet for rural electrification, by Suman Khakurel (rep 21/07/2014)

Energy Ministry barred from water resource meet in Delhi (kp 20/07/2014), Indian proposal on energy, hydro draws flak: Maoist chief Dahal says it's against national interest, by Ashok Dahal (rep), Delhi visit after PM’s return: Ministry (kp 21/07/2014), Nepal seeks clarity on Indian proposal, by Anil Giri (kp 21/07/2014), India refutes reports about proposed deal (kp 21/07/2014), No agreement without political consensus: Minister Gyawali (ht 21/07/2014), Maoists warn of protest (kp 22/07/2014), The Annapurna Water Cooperation Consensus, by Upendra Gautam (rn 22/07/2014)

Upper Karnali hydropower project: PDA negotiations at final stage, by Mukul Humagain (kp 20/07/2014)

Power trading proposal: Govt pressed to share draft info; India instead pushes for Cooperation in Power Sector (kp 19/07/2014), Indian proposal on energy cooperation draws flak from political leaders (rep 19/07/2014)

Govt plans net metering to promote clean energy, by Pragati Shahi (kp 17/07/2014)

The biogas Boom: Once hated for consuming human feces to produce energy, this alternative fuel now goes viral, by Om Astha Rai (rep 16/07/2014)

EDF keen to acquire stake inUpper Karnali hydro project (ht 12/07/2014)

Going to waste: Generating energy from waste could help offset Nepal’s dependency on petroleum imports, by Samir Bahadur Thapa (kp 11/07/2014)

Nepal's Power Sector: A Review, by Rabindra B. Shrestha (rn 10/07/2014) [see part 2 (11/07/2014)]

Construction of cross-border power line begins, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 09/07/2014)

Six hurt while digging hydro project tunnel (ht 07/07/2014)

Imported power wasted while east faces loadshedding (ht 07/07/2014)

Solar energy to get major priority (kp 06/07/2014), Call for tapping solar power at commercial scale (kp 10/07/2014), ‘Solar energy must to address power crisis’ (ht 10/07/2014)

New public-private model for hydropower development in offing, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 05/07/2014)

Nepalgunj residents grapple with power cuts, rising mercury, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 04/07/2014)

World Bank to give $80 million to install 25MW solar plants: Govt mulls generating 150MW energy (ht 04/07/2014), Govt to purchase solar power from pvt sector, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 05/07/2014)

240 million rupees invested for SuperDordi ‘kha’ hydro (ht 03/07/2014)

PAC stops variation pay to Chameliya contractor, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 02/07/2014)

Huge wind power potential in West, Far-West: Study (kp 02/07/2014)

Ministry to form panel to study PPA in dollar terms, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 30/06/2014)

Irregular power supply impacts Birgunj-Pathalaiya corridor industries (ht 30/06/2014)

NEA revises Chameliya hydropower project cost, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 29/06/2014)

Gandak Hydro out of operation since April, by Narayan Sharma (kp 28/06/2014)

Hydro projects losing millions (ht 26/06/2014)

Govt to extend cash incentive: Plans to provide Rs 10 million on every MW of power generation, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 25/06/2014)

Reforming power: NEA should commit a level of demand it can meet, by Bishal Thapa (rep 24/06/2014)

Construction of Daramkhola hydel project begins (ht 22/06/2014)

Khimti And Bhotekoshi Controversy, by Yogesh Pokharel (rn 21/06/2014)

Hydropower needs foreign investment, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 20/06/2014)

Kalikot in darkness after floods sweep hydropower, by Tularam Pandey (kp 19/06/2014)

'Large-scale solar projects unfeasible', by Rudra Pangeni (rep 12/06/2014)

Kabeli corridor transmission line: Don't panic NEA tells hydel projects, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 10/06/2014), ‘Clean energy village’ relies on wind, solar power: ADB hands over pilot project at Dhaubadi to state-owned AEPC (ht 10/06/2014)

Asian Dev Bank hands over wind-solar project to AEPC (kp 10/06/2014)

MoE begins discussion to respond to India's energy cooperation proposal, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 09/06/2014)

Imported electricity being under-utilised (kp 08/06/2014)

NEA cracks down on unpaid bills by publishing blacklist, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 07/06/2014)

Sufficient power generation must to achieve 'developing country' status: Expert, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 07/06/2014)

Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar lifeline: The construction of an electricity transmission line that would rescue the economy must not be obstructed, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 06/06/2014)

Government identifying locations to install solar power plants, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/06/2014)

Green dreams: Renewable energy technologies provide a useful alternative to the national grid in a number of rural areas, by Kirsten Geelan and Kjell Tormod Pettersen (kp 03/06/2014)

Transformer procurement: NEA signs deal with SLankan company (kp 03/06/2014)

Fresh laws will check power theft: Minister (ht 01/06/2014)

Govt plans four hydroelectricity projects (kp 31/05/2014)

Upper Karnali hydel project: Project works to restart soon: IBN, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 29/05/2014)

NEA distribution centres terribly understaffed (ht 28/05/2014)

As they please: A small group of engineers and officials at NEA's headquarters in Ratnapark, it is said, secretly evaluate project costs and settle PPAs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 28/05/2014)

Low water level in rivers shuts hydel plants (ht 25/05/2014)

Entities to fast-track, watch hydro projects to be set up, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 27/05/2014)

Portable plant powers Dolpa village, by Pragati Shahi (kp 26/05/2014)

Upper Karnali hydropower project: IBN on a mission to educate local people, by Motilal Paudel (kp 26/05/2014)

‘Rs 55b needed yearly to end power cuts’ (kp 26/05/2014)

Work starts at Hewa-A power project (ht 21/05/2014)

Upper Marsyangdi-A project work halted (ht 14/05/2014), Locals of affected area protest (ht 21/05/2014)

Outage hours cut (ht 13/05/2014)

Garbage to gas: Converting waste to biogas could be a solution to Kathmandu’s mounting energy problems, by Dilip Khatiwada (kp 11/05/2014)

Electricity export idea snagged by lukewarm India, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 10/05/2014)

Transmission line project: $440 million project planned at Marsyangdi, Kali Gandaki corridor, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/05/2014)

FinMin proposes regional power transmission lines (kp 05/05/2014)

Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project: Feasibility study begins to produce extra power, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 04/05/2014)

Marsyangdi power project to shut for nine days (ht 03/05/2014)

Deadline extended for Upper Trishuli hydro, by Krishna Thapa (kp 02/05/2014)

NEA grapples with  unforeseen challenges, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 30/04/2014)

Hydro-project puts human settlement in peril (ht 29/04/2014)

Power transmission lines: IBN authorised to hold talks with investors (kp 27/04/2014)

Power play and currency risk: Is the power purchase agreement in local currency demotivating investors?, by Sujata Awale (ht 27/04/2014)

Electricity meter crunch hits far-western, eastern regions (ht 26/04/2014)

Budhigandaki project plans fishery (rep 26/04/2014)

High tension in Sindhuli: Local obstruction of major transmission line is a microcosm of Nepal’s lack of progress, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 18/04/2014)

Budhi Gandaki or Sun Kosi-storage project, by A.B. Thapa (sp 18/04/2014)

West Seti hydropower project: Govt requests China for $400 million in aid (kp 17/04/2014)

Nepal Electricity Authority issues strong warning to defaulters (ht 17/04/2014)

12-hour power cut hits Sankhuwasabha (ht 15/04/2014)

Foreign assistance lights up Solukhumbu village (ht 14/04/2014)

Urban solar subsidy receives lukewarm response, by Om Astha Rai (rep 01/04/2014)

Kabeli corridor delay: Half a dozen hydro projects to be affected, by Labdev Dhungana (kp 31/03/2014)

Rs 2.83b loan okayed for Upper Dordi hydro, by Prem Kumari Ghale (kp 31/03/2014)

Lost in transmission: NEA faces an uphill task to complete transmission line development projects on time, by Sujata Awale (ht 30/03/2014)

Budhi Gandaki hydropower project: Panel advises 630MW capacity (kp 29/03/2014)

Govt to drop ADFD from list of co-financiers Seeks additional financial support from EIB (ht 29/03/2014) [on Tanahun hydropower project]

Reinventing Energy Insights, by Prabal Adhikari (rn 29/03/2014)

Hydro goes offline, suffers huge loss (ht 29/03/2014)

The Tamor and Teesta: On two sides of the eastern border, two rivers show starkly different ‘models’ of hydropower development, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 28/03/2014)

Nepal at loss over use of likely power surplus, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/03/2014)

Where 24-hour  electricity costs Rs 60 per month (ht 25/03/2014)

More power crisis looms as transmission lines fail to see the light of day: Delay in construction and completion could result in extended darkness if no substantial step is taken immediately, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 25/03/2014), Hefty compensation demand: Land acquisition issues peg back infra projects, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 26/03/2014)

Micro hydels lighting remote Gorkha villages, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 22/03/2014)

End of our future? Nepal's electricity demand forecast corroborated by experts and endorsed by the government relegates its people to a dismal future, by Bishal Thapa (rep 18/03/2014)

Govt nod for Super Dordi ‘Kha’ hydel project (ht 17/03/2014)

Power sector will be made strike-free: Finance Minister (kp 16/03/2014)

Wired in problems, by Pramod Rijal (ht 16/03/2014)

Rocky terrain halts hydropower project, by Prakash Baral (kp 14/03/2014)

3 design options given for 600 MW Budhi Gandaki (kp 12/03/2013)

Power cut down by two hours 15 March onward (nn 12/03/2014)

Unscheduled power cuts hit Parsa-Bara industrial corridor, by Shankar Acharya (kp 11/03/2014)

Upper Hugdi Khola hydro 50pc complete, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 11/03/2014)

HIDCL gets into gear, signs Rs 2b loan deals (kp 10/03/2014)

IFC to buy stake in Upper Karnali: Says talks being held with GMR Energy for the purpose (ht 10/03/2014)

‘Billions to flow in for hydel if sector reformed’ (kp 08/03/2014)

Seminar on use of thermal energy (kp 06/03/2014)

Power front (ht 06/03/2014)

India proposes joint mechanism for energy cooperation, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 05/03/2014), India blames Nepal for delay in signing power trade agreement (ht 05/03/2014)

Upper Marshyangdi-A work yet to resume (ht 04/03/2014), Work resumes at Upper Marshyangdi-A (ht 05/03/2014)

New law may discourage hydropower developers (rep 04/03/2014)

Two hydro projects eager to sell power (ht 03/03/2014)

The hydro route: Despite its enormous hydro prospects, current power production is less than one percent of our potential, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 02/03/2014)

Hydro projects to be launched in Lamjung (ht 28/02/2014)

Project to instal 25,000 solar systems this fiscal: AEPC plan covers 14 municipalities, by Shikha Kiran Yadav (ht 27/02/2014)

Majority of Rukum folks living in darkness (ht 27/02/2014)

Lamjung braces for more outage hours (ht 26/02/2014)

KMC set to launch biogas project within a week (ht 25/02/2014)

Kaligandagi hydro begins geological study (kp 23/02/2014)

IFC plans stake in Upper Karnali hydra project, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 22/02/2014)

Upper Tamakoshi Hydel Project: CIAA ‘finds’ substandard materials used (kp 21/02/2014)

Why No Outrage Over Power Outage?, by D. M. Thapa (rn 21/02/2014)

What Land Means, by Prabal Adhikari (rn 20/02/2014)

23-hour power cut in Taplejung headquarters (ht 19/02/2014)

Upper Arun development: Financing modalities, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (ht 17/02/2014)

New Ways: In attracting over half a million visitors, the Renewable Energy Week showed the growing search of people for renewable energy (sp 14/02/2014)

Energy For All: At a time when 60 percent of the population in Nepal is facing energy shortage, Practical Action has proposed something to look forward to, the Total Energy Access (TEA) (sp 14/02/2014)

Silt deposition saps Kulekhani power output, by Pratap Bista (kp 13/02/2014)

Promote micro hydel businesses in rural regions: Energy experts (kp 13/02/2014)

ETFC seeks feedback on proposed power tariff hike (kp 13/02/2014)

Tanahun hydro project hits snag ADFD, one of the financiers, has asked for agreement to be ratified (ht 10/02/2014)

HIDCL's Rs 8 billion remains unused for 30 months (rep 10/02/2014), HIDCL mulls launching ‘equity fund’ (ht 11/02/2014)

60MW U. Trishuli 3A to complete in 26 months (nn 09/02/2014)

12 hours load-shedding a day today onward (nn 09/02/2014)

The cost of relying on diesel: Hit ba power outage, Nepal relies heavily on the fossil fuel, by Om Astha Rai (rep 08/02/2013)

Eight projects pledge to add 170.47MW of electricity: NEA calls for development of reservoir-type hydro plants (ht 07/02/2014)

Private Sector In Transmission, by Prabal Adhikari (rn 07/02/2014)

Govt agencies owe Rs 195m in electricity bills to NEA (rep 06/02/2014)

5 micro hydropower plants shut (kp 05/02/2014)

NEA facing shortage of transformers, meter boxes (rep 05/02/2014)

57 percent work on Upper Tamakoshi hydel project over (kp 03/02/2014), Expedite work at Tamakoshi: Govt; Says the hydropower project won’t face shortage of budget or staff (ht 03/02/2014), Upper Tamakoshi without chief for a year now, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 03/02/2014)

Youth outrage against power outage (ht 03/02/2014)

Upper Tamakoshi a boon for locals, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 01/02/2014)

Blighting solar energy, by Sujata Awale (ht 01/02/2014)

Renewable energy week 2014: Power To People, by Debesh Adhikari (sp 31/01/2014)

Plugged out: A power trade agreement between Nepal and India is long overdue, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 31/01/2014)

Frequent bandhs hit work at Marshyangdi project (ht 31/01/2014)

Power Cuts And Nuclear Energy, by Shyam K.C. (rn 31/01/2014)

Technology to light  homes in villages (ht 30/01/2014)

Fee hike puts off applicants for survey licences, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 29/01/2013)

Hastening Hydropower Development, by Shital Babu Regmi (kp 28/01/2014)

All eyes are on Upper Tamakoshi, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (kp 28/01/2014)

Hydropower sector attracting investors, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 27/01/2014)

Four mega projects towards signing PDA (nn 27/01/2014)

66 arrested in connection with power theft in Mahottari (nn 27/01/2014)

Indecision over resettlement worries locals, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 26/01/2014)

Cimex all set to light up Valley streets (ht 25/01/2014)

Fossil fuel subsidy: The well-off stand to benefit, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (ht 24/01/2014)

The solar solution, by Cilla Khatry (rep 24/01/2014), Power of sun: Solar power prospect (rep 26/01/2014)

Loadshedding hits jute mill workers (ht 23/01/2014)

24-hour electricity in remote villages (ht 23/01/2014)

Hydro project short of funds (ht 23/01/2014)

Water Resources Of Nepal: Misconception And Reality, by Rabindra B. Shrestha (rn 23/02/2014) [see part 2 (24/01/2014)]

KMC’s Ujyalo Karyakram is a go: 30 solar-powered street lamps to be installed in Durbarmarg (kp 22/01/2014)

Houses at risk due to high-tension wires, by Binod Tripathi (kp 21/01/2014)

Ambiguity over duty concessions affect hydropower projects, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 21/01/2014)

Plant to produce gas from organic waste (ht 21/01/2014)

Hydro declaration paper awaiting stakeholders’ nod (ht 20/01/2014)

NEA says load-shedding could be reduced to 4-hrs if no 'intereference' (nn 20/01/2014)

Let there be light: Solar energy is a much talked about topic in Nepal but it is never taken seriously as an alternative source of energy on a relatively big scale, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep 18/01/2014)

Baglung emerges from darkness: Beginning with a 17 kilowatt power in 1998, Baglung alone has developed three megawatt electricity through micro hydro projects, by Nirjana Sharma and Dilip Poudel (rep 17/01/2014)

Govt plans to make biomass dependency sustainable and efficient in the future, by Pragati Shahi (kp 15/01/2014)

Counting on alternative energy solutions, by Pragati Shahi (kp 14/01/2014), Solar-run street lamps in offing, by Samik Kharel (kp 14/01/2014)

Disinformation campaign: The major point of entry into the country has paches misstating national facts in bold letters, by Suman Khakurel (rep 14/01/2014)

Promoting micro hydel-powered enterprises (kp 14/01/2014)

Sunkoshi II, III to be developed as pumped-storage (kp 12/01/2014)

Paying power tariff a very costly exercise, by Niroj Koirala (ht 11/01/2014)

NEA gives away CFL bulbs to cut power use, by Madan Thakur (rep 11/01/2014)

CIAA to investigate irregularities in Arun III (ht 11/01/2014)

Call for increased energy access (kp 09/01/2014), Govt to promote sustainable energy: Plans afoot to meet goal on providing access to energy to everyone by 2030 (ht 09/01/2014)

Government preparing to tap methane deposit (ht 09/01/2014)

Harnessing the sun: It is time for govt to explore alternative energy sources other than hydropower (kp 09/01/2014)

Power supply halted for 6 months, by Janak Nepal and Tularam Pandey (kp 09/01/2014)

Solar-powered street lamps on the cards, by Samik Kharel (kp 08/01/2014)

Subsidy on solar energy in urban areas (kp 07/01/2014)

Land acquisitions 7 pc done: Middle Bhotekosi project, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 07/01/2014)

PDA negotiation for Upper Trishuli I to begin Jan 14, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 07/01/2014)

Pokhara to have solar street lamps, by Ishwori Neupane (kp 06/01/2014)

Transmission line for Upper Trishuli 3A: Failure to acquire land hits power line project, by Krishna Thapa (kp 05/01/2014)

Rasuwa folks enjoy 24 hr power supply, by Nirajan Poudel (rep 05/01/2014)

Power-cut 12 hours a day today onwards (nn 05/01/2014), Batti banda! New load shedding hours (ht 06/01/2014), Load-shedding won’t go beyond 12 hrs: NEA (kp 08/01/2014)

Power and potential: Despite Nepal’s vast potential for alternative energy, we lack the vision to develop the technologies available, by Chintan Paudel (kp 03/01/2014)

GMR looking for Upper Karnali equity partner (kp 02/01/2014), PDA negotiations on Upper Karnali hydro project 80pc complete (ht 03/01/2014)

PDA negotiations on Upper Trishuli-1 to begin on January 14 (ht 02/01/2014)

Energy sector in doldrums: OPnly 30 MW added to national grid in 2013, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/01/2014)

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