KATHMANDU, Jan 31: India has agreed to sell an additional 100 MW of electricity to Nepal. With the new provision, Nepal can now import up to 800 MW of electricity from its southern neighbor.
In a recently held India-Nepal Joint Standing Technical Committee meeting, India expressed its consent to provide additional power through the 400 KV transmission line linking Dhalkebar to Muzaffarpur. Currently, Nepal has been purchasing up to 700 MW peak-hour electricity from India due to a rise in demand for energy and a fall in production in winter. It accounts for half of the total demand during the season.
Similarly, Nepal has already been using the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line to import 250 MW of electricity from India. At a time when Nepal has completed the construction of a substation at the location, India’s accord will enable the country to import up to 350 MW through the cross-border network.