Nepal obtains authorization to export an additional 325 MW of electricity to India


Nepal has received permission to export an additional 325 MW of power to the power market in India, bringing the total power export to 364 MW, a senior official said on Wednesday.

The Indian Central Electricity Authority has given approval to state-owned Nepal Electricity to sell an additional 325MW of power to the Indian market, said Pradeep Thike, Deputy Director General, Planning, Nepal Electricity Authority ( NEA).

Nepal’s Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation also made a similar announcement at a press conference here on Wednesday, saying India had given permission to sell the power.

Electricity generated from Kali Gandaki, Marsyangdi, Middle Marsyangdi and Likhu 4 will be supplied to India after July when Nepal will have a surplus of electricity as the rainy season approaches, the senior official said. from NEA to PTI.

Nepal is currently importing an average of 300MW of power from India to meet domestic demand as power generation declines during the winter season. As most power projects in Nepal are run-of-river based, Nepal faces power shortages during the winter season.

About six months ago, India allowed Nepal to sell 39 MW of power produced by the Devghat and Trishuli power projects in its market. Now, Nepal is allowed to sell 364 MW of power to the Indian market in the near future.

Surplus electricity will be exported to India via 400 KV cross-border transmission lines located at Dhalkebar.

During Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s recent visit to India, the two countries expressed their common commitment to work together in the energy sector.

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