Even though it is rumored and said to be that Nepal is the second most rich in water resource, the water resources in Nepal just flow in and out. There was no proper management of water resources in Nepal. People weren’t aware and educated about the importance of water resources. No matter how much so-called water we had in our country; there was always water scarcity in most of the places in the country.
There were no such thing as protecting the natural habitat and keep the water clean. Most of the drainage was thrown into the river, and the water was polluted. The fact Nepal could afford and even produce at least 70% times more water than now, because of lack of construction of hydroelectricity, there was an unbelievable amount of load shedding. To overcome this entire problem, an organisation NEA is said to take the initiative when it comes to water management of the country. NEA loadshedding routine has been an important need to take care of for every Nepalese.
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) was created on August 16, 1985, under Nepal Authority Electricity Act under the Nepal Electricity Authority Act 1984. This organisation is established with the goal set to be able not just to generate but also to transmit and distribute adequate, reliable and affordable power. This organisation is said to do its job in a very systematical and professional way by having a proper planning for construction and operation.
Not only that it also foresees the future and promises to maintain all generation, transmission and distribution facilities in Nepal’s power system which is both interconnected and isolated.
There three promises that NEA stand by its words and those are to recommend the government of Nepal for long and short term plans and policies when it comes to the power sector and also to determine and realise traffic structure for electricity consumption with prior approval of Government Nepal. And lastly, to arrange training and educate people so that they can produce and gain skilled manpower in a generation, transmission distribution and other sectors when it comes to power sector of Nepal.
New NEA Loadshedding Routine
Load shedding is a thing that everyone in the country dread. It’s inconvenient and annoying. It’s just a routine where certain areas will have power cut out of certain hours. Load shedding has affected us immensely, from not being able to watch favourite TV shows too not being able to work and function at professional side of industry i.e. offices, organisation and companies. Many organisations are working on inverters or generators. Sometimes the places you go today to days like restaurants, motor workshop or repair shops don’t be surprised if they turn you off because there is no electricity. Luckily load shedding in Nepal has improved, a lot in fact. It was once 14 hours a day too. Nowadays there is barely any load shedding, but in future, you might need to check your NEA loadshedding routine. To be able to check at the NEA loadshedding routine, you can click on this link, http://nea.org.np/loadshedding.html which will lead you to the load shedding routine.
As you can see, and it might confuse you. The NEA loadshedding routine is divided into groups: Group 1 to Group 7. These groups have different timing of when the power cut will occur according to the group and days. And you might be like what in the world is it and which group am I? Well, these groups are divided according to the location and the place you live. The grouping will be different for the citizens residing in Kathmandu and outside Kathmandu. You can check this website to see if which group you fall on. I hope this helps and again all the links will be down below.
How to check NEA Loadshedding Routine
- To check Load shedding routine: http://www.nea.org.np/loadshedding.html
- NEA official website: http://www.nea.org.np/about-us.html