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Compete with NEA?

Postby rrrryan » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:51 pm

This begins as a hypothetical proposition. Would it be possible to implement a secondary power grid in a for-profit format in areas of Kathmandu with intentions of expanding outward?

The reason the proposition is hypothetical is because I believe it would be illegal. However, I would like to understand first why, and secondly whether it is acceptable that such competition would be illegal. After all, NEA cannot maintain a steady flow of electricity (unless of course you are a politician), they use dangerously ancient equipment that probably began it's service here after becoming another Country's rubbish, and their idea of a technician is someone who can twist two wires together and wrap some electrical tape around them.

So I propose, beginning on as small a scale as one would like, a secondary grid be developed. Obviously government money was used to install the current lines and poles, so all we'd need is unhindered access to those poles that are already owned by the Nepali people anyway. Perhaps the company could be known as Blue Line Electric and all of the carrier cables insulated blue. Even feed houses with blue, green, red, whatever color works practically and as a trademark. It would obviously be forced to draw from the national power grid at start up, and hopefully directly from the initial Indian import where surplus capacity could be purchased over what NEA already imports.. but from there it could work hand in hand with a private hydro or other generation initiative and work toward self sustenance.

I was in Pueblo, Colorado in the United States a few months ago and witnessed a speedy replacement of a transformer that failed. It was inspiring. The unit they installed was fresh and brand new, right out of manufacturing. It even looked as though it had been cleaned. When they pulled out the old one I asked, why is the old one so much smaller? They said, well, it blew because the demand here has gotten too high for it, so we are installing a bigger one to meet the demand. All of this happened within an hour of the power going off. They install them in sealed concrete vaults in the ground. It was truly amazing.

If we dream, should we dream big?
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Re: Compete with NEA?

Postby rrrryan » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:43 am

Thanks for fixing that. NTC / NEA... easy to mix up.

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Re: Compete with NEA?

Postby kazi » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:16 pm

I have a small question. I was looking at the load shedding schedule provided by NEA in its website. Can anybody tell me how we can determine in which "samuha" an address belongs to?
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Re: Compete with NEA?

Postby Ganesha » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:53 pm

:) Typical information giving style in our place. There should have been another piece of document describing the "samuhas". (And the word "sarbasadharan" just depresses me. It should be banned for use.)
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Re: Compete with NEA?

Postby kazi » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:34 am

And I just found out that they do not stick to the schedule that they posted.. nice..

@Ganesha, that's one of the major difference between you and I. I think I know what you mean and I agree with you in certain contexts. But paradoxically, I pride in being one of the "sarbasadharan".. never knew why that is.. but it is what it is..
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Re: Compete with NEA?

Postby Ganesha » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:00 pm

That is an interesting topic - Sarbasadharan. I feel it to be a demeaning word. I believe it has lived it usefulness, just like the word, "Samanti". Its a difference of class, sarbasadharan and the rest. Can people not be left alone, live a free and regular life and be respected in that? I see no point in separating it with the rest. That is what I meant.
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Re: Compete with NEA?

Postby kazi » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:02 am

Yes, I thought so. But really the meaning depends on the context. But *classes* will always exist.. one way or the other.. the strong and the weak.. the rich and the poor.. the intellectual and the menial, the differences go on and on..

A respectable wise man once sent me the following story:
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An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class.
That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
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Could it be any *simpler* than that?
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Re: Compete with NEA?

Postby kazi » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:26 am

And on a retrospective note, the so-called difference of class is just a case of *diversity*, sometimes of economics and sometimes of culture. My question is why can we not respect diversity as it is and find unity in diversity? May I elaborate with an example: there is difference of class with financial status. 1% of the country is rich, the majority is middle class and the rest is poor. That is simply a fact, or the truth of the time. Although the poor and the middle class may not like it, it is what it is. But there is something they can always do.. and that is to strive to increase the percent of rich. And that is where unity in diversity comes in. Anyone from any class can move from one realm to the other as long as there is determination and hard work, or the lack thereof. I think the whole democracy movement was about the freedom to move from one class to another, not to eliminate the notion of class.
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