Construction of Hydropower Projects still not Resumed

July 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

The construction of the hydropower projects located in the quake-affected areas has still not resumed after the April 25 earthquake, reports the Nepalese daily Naya Patrika. The major causes include damage of access roads due to earthquake-induced landslides and workers not returning to the construction...


Earthquake a Wake-up Call for Hydropower Developers

June 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

Taking lessons from the damages caused by the April 25 earthquake and series of aftershocks, hydropower developers in Nepal are to be more vigilant in undertaking study on geological and earthquake induced landside hazards. As landslides were one of the main causes of damage, the developers have also...


Some facts on damage to hydropower sector

June 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

Some facts on damage to hydropower sector from the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake: The Ministry of Energy has estimated losses worth $185 million to Nepal’s hydropower sector from the April 25 2015 earthquake.  600,000 households have lost access to electricity. Both existing power projects and...


Nearly one fifth of hydropower generation affected

June 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

Nepal has a capacity to generate 771MW of power. Out of this, more than 90% is generated from hydropower plants. The current power supply is far less than demand. The country faces hours of load-shedding each day. The April 25 earthquake and series of aftershocks have caused severe damage to several...


Bishal Subedi to serve as curator for Dams and Hydropower

June 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

Welcome to Bishal Subedi, geotechnical engineer with Aurecon in New Zealand, as the curator of information on Dams and Hydropower and the impact of the April 25, 2015, Nepal earthquake and aftershocks.