DAMAULI, Feb 27: The 132-KV double circuit Middle Marsyangdi- Damauli-Marshyangdi transmission line has come into operation.
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) brought the 22 kilometres long transmission line into operation (charge) from Monday.
NEA executive director Kulman Ghising expressed the belief that electricity leakage in the entire transmission system would decrease with the operation of the transmission line thereby enhancing its reliability.
Before this, the situation was such that the excess electricity generated during the monsoon season by the hydroelectricity projects operated by private sector in Lamjung district could not be utilized as the Middle Marsyangdi-Maryangdi transmission line used to get overloaded and it could not be fed to the national grid.
"Before this the situation was such that electricity generated by the private sector operated hydroelectricity projects including Middle Marsyangdi and Marsyangdi could not be transmitted whenever there was problem in the Marsyangdi-Kathmandu and Marsyangdi-Bharatpur transmission lines. This problem has also been addressed now. The electricity produced from these projects can be sent to Bharatpur and Pokhara via the Damauli sub-station," Ghising said.
A total 205 megawatt power, including 70 megawatt power generated from Middle Marsyangdi and 69 Megawatts power generated from the Lower Marsyangdi project operated by NEA as well as around 66 megawatts power generated from the electricity projects operated by the private sector in Lamjung district, has been transmitted to Kathmandu and Bharatpur of Chitwan via the Middle Marsyangdi- Marsyangdi transmission line.
Project chief Shubharambha Bikram Shah said the electricity generated from these centres could be transmitted to Pokhara and Bharatpur after the operation of the Middle Marsyangdi-Damauli-Marsyangdi transmission line.
"We are bringing the 132-33 KV substation under the project now under construction at Markichok of Tanahun into operation after some days," Shah added.
Similarly, according to him, 'bay' has been added to the Marsyangdi, Damauli and Middle Marsyangdi sub-stations. The electricity generated from projects being developed by the private sector in the Dordi corridor of Lamjung can also be fed into the national grid with this added facility.