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[Nepal Energy Security]

by Bimochan Pathak | 18-09-2023 04:49 recommendations 1

Nepal's primary source of electricity comes from hydroelectricity generated from water power. However, this method is susceptible to risks caused by climate change-induced weather events such as floods and droughts. In 2016, a severe drought hit Nepal, leading to a substantial decrease in hydroelectricity production and availability. The insufficient electricity supply had a negative impact on the country's economy. In addition to the economic challenges caused by the 2016 drought, the reliability of hydroelectricity also raised concerns among experts and policymakers. The dependence on this single source of energy made Nepal vulnerable to supply disruptions during adverse weather conditions, further highlighting the need for diversification.


Solar energy presents a feasible alternative to consider. Nepal has an abundance of sunshine, and it can generate more than 50,000 times the electricity from the sun than it currently generates from water power. Moreover, the cost of solar energy has decreased by up to 80% in recent years, making it more affordable. The government of Nepal has set a target of achieving 1,000 MW of solar power by 2030. To accomplish this, they plan to provide financial support for solar projects and simplify the process of obtaining permission to build them. Moreover, they aim to promote the benefits of solar power through extensive advertising campaigns.

If you're interested in Nepal's energy initiatives, the Nepal Energy Forum, Taylor and Francis, and The Himalayan Times offer valuable insights. In summary, Nepal is prioritizing the integration of solar power into its energy strategy to ensure reliable and diverse electricity amidst changing weather patterns caused by climate change.



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SangHyeon Park

  • SangHyeon Park says :
    Hi here's your mentor SH^^
    The diversification of energy through various energy sources beyond solar energy will serve as a model for other neighboring countries!
    Nice job!
    Posted 28-09-2023 22:33

Bimochan Pathak

  • Bimochan Pathak says :
    Thank You all for your kind comments
    Posted 18-09-2023 23:52

Emmanuel Joster  Ssenjovu

Seeun Mentor

  • Seeun Mentor says :
    Hello, this is mentor Seeun!
    Solar energy is a great kind of energy source. However, we should also consider the waste created by solar panels. Broken or malfunctioning solar panels produce heavy metals as waste as well.
    Thank you for the great article:)
    Posted 18-09-2023 21:07

Melany Kendi

  • Melany Kendi says :
    Good piece of writing

    Posted 18-09-2023 19:02

Emmanuel  Dassah

  • Emmanuel Dassah says :
    Solar power is one of the cleanest power in the world. In Ghana many of the industrious industries are diving into the use of solar power in their production activities
    Posted 18-09-2023 10:05

Emmanuel  Dassah

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