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Vidhyut Utpadan Company Limited: Hydropower Projects in Nepal

Posted by Suman Budhathoki on May 30, 2017 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Vidhyut Utpadan Company Limited (VUCL) was formally established on November 20, 2016 following Government of Nepal’s decision. Mr. Mohan Raj Panta has been appointed as the CEO of this company. The authorized capital of VUCL is Rs. 20 billion and its issued capital is Rs. 10 billion, while the paid-up capital is Rs. 2 billion. Out of its total paid-up share capital, 71% is promoters' share and 29% is public share. Its major shareholders and shareholding pattern is as follows. S.N. Sha...

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Posted by Suman Budhathoki on May 30, 2017 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

National Priority Project: Upper Tamakoshi: NPR 50 crore budget has been allocated. Completion period within upcoming FY. Budhigandaki HEP: NPR 10 arba 17 crore has been allocated. (However, the Cabinet has approved China Gezhouba Group on May 23, 2017 to construct this Project in EPC+F model). Energy Sector (NPR 62 arba 47 crore) • Under “Ujjyalo Nepal” program 17,000 MW will be generated within 7 years • Fund from Civil Service employees, Nepal Army, Nepal Po...

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Posted by Suman Budhathoki on May 9, 2017 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)
PPA rate of HPPs Nepal

Nepal: 2016 Hydropower report: IHA

Posted by Suman Budhathoki on May 15, 2016 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Nepal is also expected to become a net exporter to the Indian market, but Nepal currently suffers energy shortages and frequent blackouts. For example, the shortfall in electricity supply to meet domestic load requirements was about 410 MW in late 2013, when peak demand reached 1,202 MW. This led to blackouts of up to 14 hours a day. Nonetheless, Nepal is blessed with significant hydropower resources. Nepal’s theoretical hydropower potential has been estimated to be around 8...

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Total Existing Hydropower Projects in Nepal, 2014/2015

Posted by Suman Budhathoki on August 13, 2015 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Projects under Operation

S No Project Installed Capacity [MW] Promoter District

1 Khimti -I 60 Himal Power Limited (Dolakha & Ramechhap)

2 Devighat 14.1 Nepal Electricity Authority (Nuwakot)

3 Gandak 15 Nepal Electricity Authority (Nawalparasi)

4 Kulekhani-I 60 Nepal Electricity Authority (Makawanpur)

5 Kulekhani-II 32 Nepal Electricity Authority (Makawanpur)

6 Marsyangdi 69 Nepal Electricity Authority (Tanahu)

7 Panauti 2.4 N...

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The Main Reason For Power Crisis in Nepal Is Because

Posted by Suman Budhathoki on May 17, 2015 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Sujit Acharya is the CEO of IDS Energy – Nepal’s only integrated hydropower company in Joint Venture with one of the world’s largest hydropower development and consulting companies and the only hydropower company in Nepal to have developed a hydropower project in India. He recently served as the youngest board member of the Nepal Electricity Authority and is a student of special studies in Management of Harvard University, USA. He graduated from Bentley College, USA with a d...

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Proposed tariff for PPA>25 MW

Posted by Suman Budhathoki on January 5, 2015 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

News २५ मेगावाट माथिका आयोजनामा पीपीए दर सिफारिस काठमाडौं : विद्युत् प्राधिकरणले २५ म&#...

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Only 23.55 MW connected to national grid last year

Posted by Suman Budhathoki on August 18, 2014 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Source : Republica

August 17, 2014

Only 23.55 MW of hydropower generated by six projects was connected to the national grid in fiscal year 2013/14.


The annual report of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) prepared on the occasion of the state-owned power utility´s 30th anniversary states that power generated from Lower Chaku Khola (1.76 MW), Ankhu Khola-1 (8.4 MW), Bhairab Kunda (3 MW), Radhi Khola (4.4 MW), Mailung Khola (5 MW) and Chhote Kh...

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NEA not to sign PPA with new HPPs

Posted by Suman Budhathoki on April 27, 2014 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) will not sign Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with new projects stating that electricity will be wasted during the rainy season after five years. NEA has taken the decision stating that billions will be lost with a surplus of 775 MW in the system during the rainy season after 2018 while there will still be load-shedding during the dry season. NEA, however, will procure electricity during the dry season. It has projected that there will be a surplus of 7...

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Budi Gandaki Hydropower Project

Posted by Suman Budhathoki on March 6, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

KATHMANDU, March 4 Consultant Tractebel Engineering of France has projected the cost price of electricity from the reservoir-based Budi Gandaki Project to be Rs 10 per unit. The concept design report submitted by Tractebel to the Budi Gandaki Hydropower Project Development Committee has stated that the project is financially and technically viable, and its generation cost will be 9.58 cents per unit. This rate is cheap as it is a reservoir based project. Generation of electricity will...

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