Nepal Power Crisis and Solutions February 2014

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Energy starved Nepal has been bearing 12 hours of load shedding daily and rising fossil fume consumption causing catastrophic future health implications... What can be done to solve and prevent this catastrophe???

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Nepal Power Crisis and Solutions February 2014

  1. 1. CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS TO THE POWER CRISIS IN NEPAL Dr Neil Pande Consumer
  2. 2. Scenario of February 2014 Load-shedding: 12 hours/day Deficit: 434.5MW Production: 659MW Yearly Growth Production: 40MW Demand: 80MW Minimum Requirement to be Load Shedding Free: 2015: 1173.5MW 2016: 1253.5MW 2017: 1333.5MW 2018: 1413.5MW 2019: 1493.5MW
  3. 3. HOW IS THE DEMAND BEING MET BY MOST BUSINESSES? Diesel Generators Almost USD 1 million dollar worth Diesel being consumed daily by Generators alone NOC lost Rs171 Crore in Magh 2070 alone 7,50,00,000 Litre Diesel consumed in total in Magh 2070 alone (Loss of Rs 70 loss per litre)
  4. 4. HAZARDS OF DIESEL FUMES According to American Cancer Society, Lung cancer is the major cancer thought to be linked to diesel exhaust, including cancers of the larynx (voice box), esophagus, stomach, bladder, blood system cancers such as lymphomas and leukemias (including childhood leukemia). Lung Cancer is the Number 1 Cancer in Nepal…
  5. 5. BUYING POISON AT A LOSS
  6. 6. SOLUTIONS Immediate: Heavy subsidies in Home Production of renewable energy, Low-Interest Loans, Grant permissions for Commercial Productions Long Term: Work towards a MIX in Renewable Energy with NET Metering Cost may be more in the beginning, but the catastrophic health cost of the future need to be added… Subsidy in Poison MUST
  7. 7. “If aliens did visit us, I'd be embarrassed to tell them we still dig fossil fuels from the ground as a source of energy.” –Neil deGrasse Tyson

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