KATHMANDU, April 21: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) informed that its plan of generating 20 MW solar power from Devighat in Trishuli will materialize by the end of November.
Denied land in the premises of Kulekhani Reservoir for solar plant, the NEA is still looking for land for additional plant of 5 MW capacity, according to officials.
The NEA had signed financing agreement with the World Bank for generating 25 MW solar power, but controversies over contractor selection has delayed the project for several times.
Project Manager Bikash Raghubanshi said that deliveries of goods were underway and the project would complete by the end of November this year. “We also had to undergo rigorous evaluations of drawing and designs of the project, which took much time. The design is now ready and the contractor has been mobilized in the field,” he said.