Monday, 25th Sep 2017

Track II – Nepal’s Pluralistic Hydropower Development Post-Arun

Chautari Book Series - 87
2016 (2072 v.s.)

 

 


Bikash Pandey
Pages: x+30, Price: NRs.100
ISBN: 978-9937-594-14-1
 

 


The Annual Chautari Foundation Lecture is much more than a celebratory event specific to Martin Chautari’s historical contribution to the culture of public debate in Nepal. Every Lecture is an occasion both of mature reflection on Nepal’s past trajectory and of stimulating debate on its future by some of the best public minds.

What has filled the gap left by cancellation, 20 years ago, of the Arun III hydropower project? Seemingly never-ending load shedding hides vigorous growth in hydropower investment in Nepal the majority of which is coming from a diverse set of non-traditional investors and project developers. This lecture argues that this organic development, born and grown during a time of political instability and limited conventional public sector investment into hydropower, lays the foundation for Nepal’s future energy security and an end to power shortages.

Contents

Abbreviations vi

Chair’s Opening Remarks vii

Track II – Nepal’s Pluralistic Hydropower Development Post-Arun 1
    The Arun III Debate 2
    What Happened Since Arun III 6
    Conclusions 15

Discussion 18

Further Readings 28

 
Track II – Nepal’s Pluralistic Hydropower Development Post-Arun