Published on: Sep 07, 2023
Thanks to the policy of the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation and the efforts of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Nepal has made impressive progress in generating, transmitting, and distributing hydropower throughout the country. Though frequent but brief power outages continue to be a concern for those considering a shift to electric transportation, household cooking, and industry, recent trends in increasing electricity consumption and decreasing imports of petroleum products demonstrate that Nepal is making progress in transitioning from dirty fossil fuels to clean hydropower. Despite ongoing economic and geopolitical crises, the energy transition is accelerating but it remains too sluggish to meet the NDC targets.
By Keshab Poudel | Sep 08, 2023