Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has decreased power outage to 7 hours a day starting Thursday.
The existing load shedding hours was at 9 hours a day.
The diminution in the daily power cut is attributed to the increased water levels in the river , shared chief of Load Dispatch Centre, NEA.
With the revised load shedding schedule, there will be 48.5 hours of power cut per week with adjusted timetable for the power cut in the morning and evening in view of public convenience.
Although a total of 43 operating hydro electricity projects produce some 718 megawatts of electricity in the country, the power production drops by 50 per cent during the winter as many such projects are run-of-the-river type, as per NEA.
Only 300 megawatts of electricity is being transmitted to the central transmission line. Some 230 megawatts of power is being imported from India at present.
The power demand in the country has soared to 1,800 megawatts following the border blockade as the import of fuel, including LPG gas, has been disrupted.
New Loadshedding Timetable – 48 hours/week
11th August 2016 – 27th Shrawan 2073