Load shedding increases again in Nepal

17:57, June 12, 2010      

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The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has once again increased the load-shedding hours effective from Monday.

The state-owned power supplier has increased the power outage to 54 hours per week from the previous 42 hours in a week, local media reported on Saturday.

The NEA said the drop-off in electricity generation owing to the decreasing water level and renovating Kulekhani Electricity Center has led to the increased power-cut.

As per the new schedule, there will be nine hours of load shedding for four days a week and six hours for rest of the days a week.

In an effort to reduce the load-shedding hours, the government has been mulling over generating the electricity through thermal plant and importing additional electricity from India to meet the rising demands.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:黄硕)

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