Load shedding could potentially come to a stop in the period between 2012 and 2015. After 2015, Nepal could againcontinue to suffer load shedding until the proposed Panchaswor plant with an estimated capacity of 7,500 MW orthe Koshi plant with an estimated capacity of 3,000 MW are commissioned. The different types of media establishments consume between 500 and 5,000 units of electrical power per month.
Differences in consumption depend on the size and production/broadcast capacity of the establishments. On an average, majority of media establishments could afford power backup systems costing no more than NRs.100,000.
FM/TV stations can generally withstand no more than a threshold of 4 to 6 hours of load shedding per day while print media can withstand 10 to 12 hours of load shedding per day on an average.
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