The electricity crisis in Nepal of this millennium began in 2006. Nepal saw the last electricity crisis of the last millennium in 1999 and with the commissioning of Khimti Hydroelectric Project in 2000, there was no load shedding until 2005. Earlier, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) used to attribute load shedding to “no water in rivers.”
Since the last wet season, however, Nepal has suffered from load shedding even while struggling with the “flood” problem.
With no electricity for 16 hours a day, the last dry season was the worst so far. Nepal’s macro economy is suffering heavily due to this phenomenon.