Country’s electricity generation surges by 7.4 per cent

Kathmandu: Electricity generation in the country surged by 7.4 per cent in the first eight months of the current fiscal 2017-18 as compared to the corresponding period of the previous fiscal 2016-17. The ‘Economic Survey 2017-18’ released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) today reveals that 1044.6 megawatts of electricity was generated in the review period.

Similarly, 3,496 kilometres of transmission lines were constructed and 3.5 million households have access to electricity till date. In the current fiscal, the demand for electricity has increased to 1,508.2 MW and the difference between demand and supply stands at 463.6 MW.

Published in The Himalayan Times, 28th May, 2018

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