Nepal Electricity Authority issues warning on street light disconnections

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has issued a stern warning to local governments regarding the impending disconnection of power lines to street lights. In a notice issued today, the NEA cautioned local governments to promptly settle outstanding electricity tariffs accumulated from the usage of street lights. Failure to address these dues may lead to the disconnection of electricity supply to street lights without prior notification.

This recent warning follows a similar notice issued by the NEA on March 29, emphasizing the importance of settling dues and ensuring compliance with metering requirements for street lights. The earlier notice highlighted that non-payment of dues and the installation of street lights without meters would result in the removal of such lights.

The NEA stressed the necessity for local governments to formalize their status as NEA customers and ensure that all street lights are equipped with meters. This initiative aims to streamline billing processes, improve transparency, and ensure accountability in the usage of electricity for street lighting purposes.

The NEA’s proactive measures underscore its commitment to efficient management of electricity resources and adherence to regulatory standards. It also reflects the authority’s efforts to enforce compliance with payment obligations and promote responsible usage of electricity infrastructure across local jurisdictions.

Local governments are urged to heed the NEA’s warning and take immediate steps to address any outstanding dues, as well as ensure compliance with metering requirements for street lights. Failure to comply with these directives may result in disruptions to street lighting services, potentially impacting public safety and urban infrastructure.

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Friday April 5, 2024, 12:29:31 PM |

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