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Province 2 Contributes Only 0.2% of Total Electricity in Nepal

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On the basis of power purchase agreements (PPA) signed by hydropower projects with the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), it is seen that Province 2 has the lowest electricity generation capacity in the country, reports The Kathmandu Post.

The Details:

  • Province 2 contributes only about 0.2% of the country’s total power generation having signed PPAs for only 18 MW.
  • Among all provinces, Province 4 produces the highest power with 125 projects and generation 35.77% of the total power. It has the total capacity of 3,373.81 MW.
  • Province 3 is in second with an installed capacity of 2,861.46 MW followed by Province 1 with 2,132.31 MW.
  • Similarly, the list has Provinces 6, 7 and 5 in the order with capacities 642.65 MW, 248.65 MW and 36.76 MW respectively.

What they are saying:

  • “NEA has signed PPAs with 232 power projects with a combined capacity of 3,988.64 MW and is holding negotiations with another 159 projects with a capacity of 5,441.3 MW.”
  • “The NEA has signed PPAs with 232 power projects and is conducting negotiations with another 159 projects”, said Managing Director Kulman Ghising.

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