Kathmandu – Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has declared the nation as load-shedding free from Monday. The three hours of load-shedding that the industries had to bear with has also been removed from today which has made the country totally load-shedding free, said Kul Man Ghising, managing director of NEA.
Till date, the power utility had been cutting electricity to industries for three hours a day during peak time to meet the domestic demand from available electricity supply.
Currently, the peak time load is around 1,300 megawatts whereas supply stands at around 1,073 megawatts. Electricity generation from snow-fed rivers falls to one-third of the installed capacity of run-of-the-river hydropower plants and most of the hydroelectricity projects are of this type.
As per NEA, 80 per cent of the total electricity supplied is being consumed by domestic users and the industry sector consumes only eight per cent of the total electricity.