Nepal has received 40 mega watt of electricity from India, taking the total import of power from the country to 340 mega watt, as part of the Himalayan nation’s efforts to end load-shedding.
Joint secretary at the ministry of energy Dinesh Kumar Ghimire expressed hope that the country will become free from load-shedding now. “We have started importing an additional 40 MW of electricity from India since Saturday midnight,” Republica quoted Ghimire as saying.
“Also, 13MW of electricity has been added to the national grid from the Madi hydropower project,” he added. “We have already made the Kathmandu Valley a load-shedding free zone. We have launched a campaign to end load-shedding outside the Valley as well”.
He informed that from next month, an additional 40 MW will be imported from India.
Last week, a team from the energy ministry had gone to India to sign an agreement with Power Trade Corporation, India to import a total of 120 MW through the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur Transmission Line from January 1 to May 2017.
Now, a total of 350 MW of electricity is being imported from India through the 132 KV transmission line.