KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has increased the capacity of its substations at Damak in Jhapa and Bardaghat in Nawalparasi to make the power supply systematic, reliable and effective.
Bajrabhusan Chaudhary, deputy managing director of the Transmission Directorate of NEA, informed Republica that a 132/33 kV, 63 MVA power transformer that was added at Padajungi substation of Damak and came into operation from Saturday. There used to be a 30 MVA transformer and now with the new addition, the transformer’s capacity has reached 93 MVA. He said now the power supply to the Damak area will be reliable.
Similarly, a 132/11 kV, 22.5 MVA power transformer has been installed to increase the capacity of the Bardaghat substation in Nawalparasi. The 7 MVA transformer has been replaced with a 22.5 MVA one. Now the capacity of the transformer has reached 45 MVA.
The NEA has been running a campaign of constructing new substations, improving distribution systems and expansion across the country for quality and reliable supply of electricity to increase access.
The government has taken up the policy of constructing high capacity transmission lines for regular supply of electricity to the industrial estate and corridors that already exist and also scheduled to come into operation. According to NEA, the authority is working to upgrade and strengthen the capacity of the substations and construct new transmission lines and substations.