Nepal’s Electricity Generation Capacity Reaches 3,141 MW


Kathmandu – Nepal’s electricity generation has reached 3,141 megawatts. According to data up to the end of April, the installed electricity capacity has reached 3,141 MW. Of this, 1,890 MW is produced by the private sector, 583 MW by the Nepal Electricity Authority, 493 MW by the Authority’s subsidiary companies, 116 MW by solar energy, 53 MW by the Authority’s thermal plant, and 6 MW by biogas.

According to the Authority, electricity demand has peaked at 2,050 MW due to increased drought conditions. Currently, average production stands at 1,600 MW. To manage this, projects such as Kaligandaki A, Marsyangdi, Upper Trishuli 3A, and Modi are operating at full capacity, the Authority said. The water level at Kulekhani, a reservoir project, has dropped to 1,492 meters due to maximum usage. During the extremely dry month of March, Upper Tamakoshi produced only 10 to 15 percent of its installed capacity.