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Monday, August 5, 2013

talks withopposition tuesday

Kathmandu, 6 Aug.  A High Level Political Committee (HLPC) of four [arties behing government Tuesday is holding talks with four major parties including
CPB Maoist Tuesday on issues related to the 19 November elections opposed by opposition.
Besides CPN Maoist, negotiations are neing held Tuesday
Upendra Yadav-led Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Nepal and Ashok Rai lead Federal Socialist Party.
The body chaired by Maoist Chairman Prachanda took a decision to hold talks with the opposition Monday.
Kathmandu, 6 Aug.: The government on Monday decided to issue generation and survey licenses for the development of hydropower projects, The Rising Nepal reports., .
The Department of Electricity Development (DoED) has issued the generation license to Mai Small Cascade Project while the survey license of Tamor Storage-type Project has been issued to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

Gokarna Raj Pantha, Senior Divisional Engineer of DoED, said that the capacity of Mai Small Cascade Project was 8MW while the capacity of Tamor Storage-type Project was 200 MW.

Meanwhile, the government has cancelled the generation license of four hydropower projects.

The DoED cancelled the generation license of 14 MW Upper Modi, 4.5 MW Lower Nyadi, 5 MW Daram Khola and I 26.5 MW Madi.

Kathmandu, 6 Aug.: Chinese power promoters have showed interest to
trade power with Nepal developing cascade project in Nepal’s bordering area, Yoges Pokhrel writes in The Rising Nepal..
At a time when the country is suffering from perennial power shortage, the
power exporting proposal received from the Chinese company would have immense significance.
Nepal is currently importing power from India to make up the deficit. Nepal imported up to 190 MW power from the southern neighbour this year.
The country has power deficit of about 300 MW in the rainy season and about 500 MW in the dry season.
Zhejian Huangshanxi Hydropower Company Limited, a Chinese private sector power developer, has expressed its interest to develop four cascade projects of 182 MW in Boqu (Bhotekoshi, in Tibet, Chinese part) and export to Nepal.
Visiting Chinese team led by the company chair had a preliminary discussion on the issue at the Ministry of Energy today.
During the meeting, the team said that Boqu River’s three hydropower stations have total installed capacity of 182 MW with the annual generating capacity of 1.058 billion KW/h.
The plant’s distance from Kathmandu will be just 71 km away.
The company had submitted a preliminary study report of the project to the MoE and said that the export of power to Nepal was well convenient as it was just 71 km far from Kathmandu.
“In terms of transmission distance and capacity, we plan to apply a double-circuit transmission line (220kv) connected to the transmission grid of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA),” the report said.
Owing to installed capacity of 80 M, the fourth cascade hydropower station uses a single-circuit transmission line (220 KV).
The first and the third hydropower stations have total installed capacity of 102 MW and use a single circuit transmission line (220 KV).
As the domestic hydropower projects have been suffering from various obstructions, the power exporting proposal received from the Chinese company may help to cope with the existing power outage in the country in the near future.
The company has over 20 years of hydropower developing experience and developed projects with total installed capacity of more than 43 MW so far.


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