Nepal’s energy situation is marred with shortages and massive power outage. Only 40% of Nepalese have access to electricity. Power shortage in Nepal is such acute that even the fortunate 40% of the population with access to electricity have to face massive blackouts for up to 16 hours a day. Despite big challenges, huge opportunities lie in front of us. Only 2% of the economically feasible hydro-electricity is produced so far. Moreover, we have the opportunity to look at other countries’ energy policies and formulate our own based on their successes and failures.
This blog primarily focuses on the discussions of various topics related with Nepal’s energy sector such as hydropower status, electricity, viability of other renewable technologies, energy policy and regulations, and potential opportunities of investing in energy projects.
I recently received a PhD degree on Energy Management and Policy from Dept of Energy and Mineral Engineering, Penn State University. It is an interdisciplinary program combining energy engineering, economics, and policy. My research interests are in the fields of energy economics, renewable energy, energy policy, and electricity. I have bachelors degrees in Physics and Economics from Illinois Wesleyan University.
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