Distribution System/ Rural Electrification Master Plan Project

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Report of: 1st Quarter 2018

A)  Project Detail/ Scope: The Consulting Firm engaged for the project shall provide the services covering: (a) review of existing legislation, regulation and policy relating to distribution system expansion and rural electrification and recommendations for enhancement and streamlining; (b) development of planning process and prioritization criteria; (c) data collection and preparation of demand forecasts; (d) desktop identification and evaluation of areas for grid extension and areas for off-grid electrification; (e) execution of sample physical and socio-economic surveys in selected un-electrified areas and preparation of standardized and sample designs; (f) economic and financial analysis; (g) identification of social and environmental safeguarding requirements; (h) design of business models and promotion policy; and (i) consolidation of the master plan. A focus will also be given to NEA staff capacity building throughout the execution of the services. 


B)  Project Objectives and Goals: A consulting firm is being engaged to work closely with NEA to develop Distribtion System/ Rural Electrification Master Plan for each Province and then consolidate the Provincial Master Plans to develop the Master Plan for the entire country. The overall objective of the assignment is to identify the least cost and economically viable means to reinforce, upgrade and expand Nepal’s distribution system including on- and off-grid to achieve universal access to electricity by 2027. The master plan will include policy recommendations, a comprehensive electrification and distribution augmentation program and detailed case studies. 


C)  Contract Details:

EOI(Expression of Interest) Publication Date: 14 Jan 2016

Contract Agreement Date: 20 September 2017

Contract Completion Date:11-Oct-2019(Contract period of 24 months)

Cost of Contract: USD 4,005,074.12 plus NPR 73,863,000.00( exclusive of VAT)


D)  Progress:

a) Physical:

b) Financial:


E) Disbursement Target of the Year:

F) Disbursement Amount of the Year:

G) Hinderance of the Projects:

H) Efforts to Mitigate Hinderance

I) Budget for F/Y 


Nepal Government



J) Target of Expenses for F/Y 2017/18:

K) Social and Invironmental Activities including GESI and their impacts to society:

L) land and Building Details:




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