The government has now moved forward its plans to install 180 MW energy solar system by giving permission to 30 promoters for a survey.
The government plans to develop solar energy with the aim to supplement the power generated from hydropower projects.
The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) to install a total of 61 MW electric power soon. The Department of Electricity Development under the Energy Ministry has given permission to 50 MW- Manungadanda Solar Plant for survey in Tanahun. Similarly, permission has been given to install two solar systems of eight MW at Charghare and 3.5 MW solar system at Bidur of Nuwakot district. Api Power Company has also got survey permission for the installation of 20 MW solar system at six different places of the country. Survey permissions have also been granted for the production of four megawatts grid connected power in Lahan, four megawatts in Hetauda, eight megawatts in Duhabi and three megawatts in Lamahi.
In total, survey permissions for 180 megawatts solar power system from 30 projects have been granted.
These actions have been taken in accordance to the government’s goals of producing 17 thousand megawatts power within 17 years under the ‘Bright Nepal Campaign‘.