6 MW electricity to be purchased from sugar mills

Published On: September 11, 2017 06:57 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, September 11: The government has forwarded power purchase process for purchasing electricity generated from two sugar mills. 

The sugar mills generate power by utilizing 'bagasse' (cane pulp). This way there would be optimum utilization of industrial wastages. 

An agreement to this effect was signed between the government and representatives from Indu Shankar Sugar Mill and Everest Sugar Mill amid a program organized at Department of Electricity Development today. 

Department's Director General Nabinraj Singh signed the agreement from the government side which is on a contract basis. The government will buy three megawatts of electricity from each sugar mill. 

The government had unveiled Energy Emergency Action Plan in 2016, according to which it would do resource mapping and would link the identified resources of energy with the national transmission lines. 

The Action-Plan is aimed at tiding over the power crisis in the country during the dry season. 

Department's Director-General Singh shared the two sugar mills from where the government would purchase electricity were being operated in Gaushala in Mahottari and Hariban in Sarlahi. 

Everest Sugar Mill will provide electricity to the Aurahi Sub Station some 12 kilometers away from the mill while Indu Shankar will provide to Haripur Sub Station stationed some 15 kilometers from the mill. RSS 

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