Nepal will be exporting 2,456 MW of electricity to India by FY 2025/26: NEA

Published On: July 21, 2022 07:05 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 21: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has projected that Nepal will be exporting 2,456.4 MW of electricity to India in the peak production season after the next four years, provided all hydroelectricity projects in the pipeline complete their construction works within the prescribed timeline.

Currently, India has allowed Nepal to sell 364 MW of electricity in the Indian market. In the context of having production of 2,190 MW while the domestic demand accounts for around 1,700 MW, the landlocked country has been facing a wastage of its produced energy.

However, NEA has estimated that the country will sell 613.4 MW of electricity in the next rainy season. The amount has been estimated to be doubled to 1,296 MW in 2023/24, then to 1,831.6 MW in 2024/25 and finally to 2,456.4 MW in 2025/26.  

According to the government’s projection, Nepal’s electricity production will reach 3,000 MW by the end of this fiscal year. Likewise, electricity projects with capacity totaling 3,289 MW are under-construction. The state-owned power utility has estimated that Nepal, due to adequate production of energy even during dry season, will not have to import electricity from India after the fiscal year 2026/27.  


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