India to export additional 145 MW electricity to Nepal

"Export of power to Nepal is expected to increase by around 145 MW shortly through two 132 kV transmission lines," Indian Embassy said in a statement.

March 31, 2017 / 09:25 AM IST

India today said it would export additional 145 MW electricity to Nepal via two newly-built cross-border transmission lines, days after Kathmandu requested New Delhi for more power to end chronic load- shedding.

"Export of power to Nepal is expected to increase by around 145 MW shortly through two 132 kV transmission lines," Indian Embassy said in a statement.

Construction of those two transmission lines (Katiya- Kusaha and Raxual-Parwanipur cross-border) was completed last month. Soon after the completion, Nepal requested India to provide electricity thorough these transmission lines.

Last week, Nepal's Ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay urged Power Minister Piyush Goyal to expedite the process.

A team of Nepal Electricity Authority will soon visit India to finalise the tariff and modality of power trade between the two countries, according to officials.

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"In 2016, export of power to Nepal increased by around 145 MW with the commissioning of Muzaffarpur (India) and Dhalkhebar (Nepal) transmission lines," officials had said.

"For the first time, India has turned around from a net importer of electricity to net exporter of electricity," Power Ministry has said.

India was exporting around 190 MW power to Nepal over 12 cross border interconnections at 11kV, 33kV and 132kV level.

Ever since the cross border trade of electricity was established in the mid-80s, India has been importing power from Bhutan and marginally exporting to Nepal in radial mode at 33 kV and 132 kV via Bihar and Uttar Pradesh respectively.
first published: Mar 31, 2017 09:08 am

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