Introducation: The Butwal Power Company Limited (BPC) is a leading hydropower company in Nepal involved in generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It has a combined operating capacity of 17.1 MW through its two plants in Jhimruk (12MW) and Andhikhola (5.1 MW) in western Nepal. It supplies power to the national grid operated by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and directly to almost 38,000 domestic and industrial customers. In addition, BPC provides engineering and consulting services through its subsidiaries.
Business Model: In Nepal around 43.6% of the population has access to electricity as per 2009 estimates. Rural populations are underserved because they are dispersed over remote mountainous regions, making them difficult and expensive to reach through the national grid. The power needs of people in these regions are best met through national grid alternatives like that offered by BPC. Keep reading