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The Kathmandu Post
27 Apr, 2014

Kathmandu, April 27 - Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) has been authorised to hold negotiation with investors for the development of transmission lines for hydropower projects above 500MW capacity.

An IBN board meeting on Saturday took a decision to this effect considering the fact that hydropower projects like Upper Karnali have to construct transmission lines on their own, but IBN had been mandated to negotiate only for electricity generation.

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By Santosh Pokharel,
23 Apr, 2014

Pokhara, April 22: Major road sections in Pokhara city will have electricity round the clock seven days a week in two months from now. There will hardly be any dark alleys and streets as solar-powered street lights will be guiding late-night revelers and others to their destinations without any hassles.

Talking to Republica, Executive Officer at Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan Office Jhalakram Adhikari assured the public that installation of solar-powered street lights will be complete in two months. “We have already initiated the work in a few areas. If things unfold as planned, the project will be completed in the first week of June,” said Adhikari.

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The Kathmandu Post
6 Jan, 2014

Pokhara, January 05: Pokhara Sub-metropolis and other local stakeholders have launched a project to install street lamps powered by solar energy in two major business hubs-Lakeside and New Road—in the city.

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Karobar Daily
22 Oct, 2013

Kathmandu: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has sought letter of intent from the industrial groups for providing 24 hour electricity supply through dedicated feeders. It has also asked the industrial groups to submit their letter of intent by the end of October if they want uninterrupted electricity supply at twice the normal tariff.

NEA has said that it would charge the industrial houses twice the normal tariff. Currently, industries have been paying NEA Rs 7.75 per unit during the peak hour ( 5pm to 11pm), Rs 3.30 from 11pm to 5am and Rs 6.25 from 5am to 5pm. The industries would have to pay double if they seek electricity from dedicated feeders.

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