Q: What is the role of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in the power sector of Nepal?

A: NEA is responsible for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Nepal. It is the sole authority that manages the entire electricity supply chain in the country.

Q: How does NEA generate electricity?

A: NEA generates electricity from various sources such as hydro, thermal, solar, and wind power.

Q: What is the installed capacity of NEA’s power plants?

A: NEA’s installed capacity is around 2,577 MW , which includes hydropower, thermal power, and other renewable energy sources.

Q: How does NEA ensure the reliability and stability of the power grid?

A: NEA has a sophisticated monitoring and control system that ensures the reliability and stability of the power grid. It continuously monitors the electricity supply and demand and takes necessary actions to maintain the balance.

Q: How does NEA distribute electricity to consumers?

A: NEA distributes electricity through a network of transmission and distribution lines. The electricity is transmitted from power plants to substations, and then distributed to consumers through a network of distribution lines.

Q: What is NEA’s policy on promoting renewable energy sources?

A: NEA has a policy to promote renewable energy sources such as hydro, solar, and wind power. It provides incentives and subsidies to encourage private sector investment in these sources.

Q: How does NEA manage power outages and interruptions?

A: NEA has a comprehensive system for managing power outages and interruptions. It has backup power sources and an emergency response plan in place to ensure a quick restoration of power.

Q: What measures does NEA take to ensure the safety of its workers and consumers?

A: NEA has strict safety protocols in place for its workers and consumers. It provides training and equipment to its workers and conducts regular safety audits to identify and mitigate potential hazards.

Q: How does NEA address the issue of electricity theft?

A: NEA takes a zero-tolerance approach to electricity theft and has implemented various measures to prevent it. It conducts regular inspections and uses technology such as smart meters to detect and deter theft.

Q: What is NEA’s vision for the future of the power sector in Nepal?

A: NEA aims to increase the installed capacity of power plants, expand the transmission and distribution network, and promote renewable energy sources to meet the growing demand for electricity in Nepal.