KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The construction of the 132-kV double circuit Gajryang-Khimti transmission line has been completed.
The structure is for the flow of power generated from the projects based in Khimti and Likhu rivers. The length of the transmission line is 31 kilometers and 105 towers have been built.
The transmission line begins from Gajryang of Okhaldhunga Rural Municipality in Ramechhap and ends at the Naya Khimti substation at Sankhe (Phulasi) of Manthali Municipality-13 in Ramechhap via Tamakoshi Rural Municipality in Dolakha.
The project has a new substation of 132 kV at Gajryang and a way of 132 kV has been constructed at the Naya Khimti transmission line.
Three-phase power transformers of 132/33 kV, 30 MVA, 33/11 kV and 6/8 MVA have been fixed at the Gajryang substation.
Executive Director of the NEA, Kulman Ghising said infrastructures have been constructed for the transmission of around 200 MW of electricity after the completion of the transmission line and substation.
The power produced by the 12 MW Upper Khimti and 7 MW Upper Khimti II hydropower projects has been connected by making alternative arrangements. The electricity produced from these two hydropower projects would be connected to the Garjyang-Khimti transmission line.
Ghising shared that with this, the situation of surplus electricity going to waste due to the lack of transmission infrastructure has come to an end.