KATHMANDU: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has reduced load shedding by one hour daily from today saying flow of water was increased in rivers and rainy season had begun.
According to Load Dispatch Centre of the NEA, with the new schedule, the load shedding has been decreased to 8 hours per day from the earlier 9 hours. Now, the load shedding period has been brought to 56 hours per week from 63.
The load shedding has been fixed for 11 hours per day at the industrial areas while it was 12 hours per day earlier.
The Centre said that the schedule of load shedding could be more or less by five minutes.
The Centre further said that there will be five more hours of load shedding in areas, where there was more than 70 per cent of power leakage, than the determined scheduled.
The Centre added that the load shedding could not be completely lifted as there is only a supply of 3.5 million units of electricity as against the demand for 15.2 million units in the country.