NEA directed to prepare plan to expand load-shedding free campaign

Published On: December 1, 2016 05:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Ministry of Energy has instructed the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to continue with the capital-based ongoing load-shedding free campaign and intensify the campaign to control power leakage and power theft in the days ahead.

The NEA has been asked to come up with an action plan for expanding the load-shedding free campaign nationwide.

More, the Ministry has sought a clear draft from the NEA regarding the resumption of the hydropower projects halted for a long time and on assistance that it needs from the Ministry towards this end.

Likewise, NEA Executive Director Kulman Ghising, Deputy Executive Director and Department Chiefs have been instructed to create a ground give attention to the reform of sub-stations and transmission system in the context of the country likely to import more electricity from India in near future.

Energy Minister Janardan Sharma asserted that the load shedding-free campaign is a key to success for the NEA.

The NEA is to install a transformer of 100 MVA at its Tanakpur-based sub-station to import additional electricity from India.

Currently, the sub-station has the 50 MVA transformer, NEA Spokesperson Prabal Adhikari said. Likewise, works have started to link electricity obtained from the 400-KV transnational transmission line to the Syuchatar Sub-Station in Kathmandu via Dhalkebar-Chandranigahapur-Hetauda route. RSS

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