Darchula has three hydro power plants but depends on India for electricity
October 22, 2018 14:00 PM
DARCHULA, Oct 22: Although three hydro power plants generate around 100 MW of electricity, Darchula continues to rely on electricity supply from India.
The district has 30-megawatts Chameliya Hydroelectricity Project, 8.5-megawatts capacity Upper Naugaad hydroelectricity Project, the 250-kilowatts Dunguri Hydro Electricity Project, among few others, that are producing power. However, the district imports 800 kilowatts of electicity from three places of India. One hundred kilowatts electricity is imported from Lali of Lekam, 100 kilowatts electricity from Huti of Byas and 600 kilowatts electricity from the border area at Jauljabi of Malikarjun rural municipality.
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the state power utility, has distributed power generated from the power plant at Dunguri alone to the district headquarters Khalanga and surrounding places.
Apart from this, power supplied to remaining areas of the district has been imported from India, said NEA’s Drachula distribution centre chief Dayaram Shah. According to Shah, electricity generated from other power plants in the district except Dunguri is supplied to other districts of the Far-western province.