Nepal to export 1,000-1,200 MW of surplus electricity to India after meeting internal demand

Nepal to export 1,000-1,200 MW of surplus electricity to India after meeting internal demand

With the monsoon, the flow of water in the rivers and streams has gradually increased and the electricity production from the hydropower plants in the country has started to increase, so the export of electricity to India has started.

The Nepal Electricity Authority has started selling the excess electricity consumed in the country last Monday (14th June night) on the Indian Energy Exchange (IX) market at a competitive rate.

With the increase in the flow of water in the rivers and streams, the surplus electricity export has been started after the internal demand has been met due to the increase in the electricity production of the hydropower projects owned by the authority, the authority's subsidiaries and the private sector.

Kulman Ghising, the executive director of the authority, said that around 400 megawatts of electricity is being exported on a daily basis.

As the flow of water in the rivers and streams is gradually increasing, electricity production is also increasing, while the domestic consumption has reached 2000 megawatts during the peak period, while the daily electricity consumption was around 1.5 million units in the past 7/8 years ago, it has now increased to 4.5 million units. It has been reached," said Executive Director Ghising.

According to the competitive market and the bilateral agreement, the export target has been set for 1,000 to 1,200 megawatts surplus after meeting the internal demand. We have sent a proposal to the Central Electricity Authority of India for the list of projects for export approval.

According to the bilateral agreement, Ghising mentioned that the proposal has been sent to the Central Electricity Authority of India for approval after concluding an agreement with the Power Trade Company for the sale of about 200 MW of electricity to the state of Bihar and about 400 MW to the state of Haryana with the NTPC Vidyut Vyar Nigam Ltd-NVVN.

The Central Electricity Authority has so far approved the export of 656 megawatts of electricity generated from 15 hydropower projects in Nepal to the competitive market. 

From 656 MW, approval has been given to sell 110 MW of electricity to NVVN for five years from June to October every year according to the mid-term electricity agreement. 

NVVN has been selling the electricity to the state of Haryana. Nepal has also received permission to buy and sell electricity in the electricity real time market.

Out of 656 MW, 586 MW is being exported from Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur 400 KV interstate transmission line and 70 MW is being exported from Mahendranagar-Tanakpur 132 KV transmission line.

Executive Director Ghising mentioned that there is some problem of power supply in the industries of Birgunj area as one circuit is being closed and the wire (conductor) is being replaced to expand the capacity of the 132 KV double circuit transmission line about 18 km from Piluwa substation in Bara to Parwanipur substation.

'Currently, one circuit is being closed and work is being done to replace the current conductor of Piluwa-Parpanipur transmission line to make HTLS, due to the supply from only one circuit, the demand for electricity is not met and because it cannot be imported from India at night, there is some problem of electricity supply in the industries of Birgunj Corridor, conductor replacement work 2/3 It will be over in a day, then the current problem will be solved.' 

After replacing the conductors of both circuits, the current capacity of Piluwa-Parpanipur 132 KV transmission line, which can transmit about 200 megawatts of electricity, will be doubled. Electricity will also be exported to India from Parwanipur substation.

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