February 18: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has decided to collect electricity tariff for dedicated feeders and trunk lines despite objection from industrialists. As per the decision, NEA will collect all the arrears from the date of fixing the electricity tariff for dedicated feeder and trunk line till mid-April 2020.
NEA's board of directors took such a decision during a recent meeting.
However, the decision has not been made public. Even though the decision has been taken, some of the board members are yet to sign the minute.
However, NEA has decided to adjust the tariff if the court and the Electricity Regulatory Commission order to do so.
Nepal Electricity Authority had supplied electricity to industries through dedicated feeder and trunk line at 65 percent additional charge between 2071 BS to 2075 BS amid load-shedding crisis.
Although the problem of load-shedding came to an end since early 2075, NEA has been charging the same rate to the industrialists till date. However, the industrialists are not ready to pay any additional charges after the load-shedding cane to an end.
The government had handed over the responsibility to the Electricity Regulatory Commission for taking the necessary decision. However, NEA has decided to collect all the tariffs to adjust it later if the commission decides.