Workers position excavators at their stalls as they prepare for construction equipment fair –– ConMac 2018 –– in Sallaghari, Bhaktapur, on Wednesday. The event is scheduled to begin on Thursday. | Photo: Republica
RASUWA, Nov 22: The Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun on Wednesday inaugurated work on Trishuli 3B Hub Substation.
The substation is said to be key to evacuate power generated by different by different hydropower projects on Trishuli River Corridor in Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts. All the energy generated by projects in both the districts will be connected to this hub of 220 kVA capacity.
The work is expected to be completed by mid-July next year, according to project officials.
The project is expected to cost Rs 8 billion. European Investment Bank is investing 30 million euros in the project, while German Development Bank (KfW) is putting in 14 million euros. Likewise, European Union is investing 2.25 million while, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is chipping in 19 million euros.
Apart from investment in the project, KfW is also providing technical assistance to the project.
The electricity supplied via Chilime Trishuli Transmission Line 3B Hub and Samudratar Trishuli 3B Hub will be connected to this substation. A transmission line of 40 kilometer connects Trishuli 3B Hub Substation with the Matatirtha Substation in Kathmandu to supply energy generated in the Trishuli Corridor to the capital city.
Work to build the transmission line is said to be in the last leg. The transmission line can bring power generated by over two dozen hydro power plants in Rasuwa and Nuwakot district to the capital city.