Blueprint for Nepal-India electricity trade

A new 25-year bilateral power trade deal raises concerns about India ‘capturing’ Nepal’s rivers

Missing pieces of the hydropower jigsaw

Hydroelectricity supply will soon catch up with demand, and focus is shifting to reservoirs to store energy and regulate water

Sonia Awale

Nepal’s curse of the white gold

Rasuwa villagers say they are yet to see promised economic bonanza from hydropower projects on their river

The geopolitics of Nepal’s water and electricity

A rapidly warming atmosphere is melting Himalayan glaciers, changing the seasonal flow of water in Nepal’s rivers, and increasing the interest of downstream India...

All politics is local

KhotangLast year, as Nepal plunged headlong into the second wave of Covid-19, cities around the country including Kathmandu Valley announced lockdowns, and people of...

Sahina Shrestha

Nepal backs EVs to boost hydro-electricity uptake

Nepalis with battery-operated vehicles can now install a separate household meter to charge their vehicles as part of a drive by the...

Happy New Air

On Thursday morning, Nepali Times photographer Amit Machamasi was greeted with a shocking sight when he drove up to Nagarkot to take...

Sonia Awale

Nepal electricity demand soars

Household electricity consumption with the onset of winter, dedicated supply to industries and increase in electric vehicles is fuelling demand for hydropower, reducing...

Asian Development Bank Loan received

T he Electricity Grid Modernisation Project that was signed between the Asian Development Bank and the Ministry of Finance in November 2020...

The cost of no MCC

Nepal could lose Rs142 billion a year in wasted surplus energy if the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) project designed to upgrade the electricity grid...

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