Moving toward a ‘Smarter’ Nepal

Published: 6 Jun 2018

As the global trend toward smart cities gains rampant pace, Nepal, one of the 48 countries classified by the United Nations as being “least developed”, also follows suit. With the intention of addressing the acute necessity for adequate urban infrastructure and attaining sustainable development, smart city initiatives are being put in motion.

To begin with, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is working toward replacing traditional analog meters with digital smart meters, thus eliminating the need for meter readers. This will reduce electricity leakage as well as have a positive effect on revenue. Furthermore, by using insulated cables for overhead lines and implementing underground and automated networks, NEA aims to improve the capacity and reliability of networks. This way, NEA is helping Nepal move toward smart grid.

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