KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The substation at Nawalpur, Sarlahi has come online starting Saturday.
The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has constructed a 132/33 kV substation in Lalbandi Municipality-1, Nawalpur of Sarlahi with the investment of the government.
The substation constructed to make the power supply to Sarlahi reliable and qualitative and to provide electricity to the new industries to be opened in the coming days has been brought into operation from Saturday. The substation was charged yesterday (Saturday).
Kulman Ghising, managing director of NEA, said that the power supply of Sarlahi would be reliable and the technical leakage would be reduced as soon as the substation is brought into operation.
“Electricity was being supplied to Sarlahi from Dhalkebar and Chandranigahapur substations through a 33 kV line. As the 33 kV line was very long, there was technical leakage and power supply was also not regular,” said NEA MD Ghising. “Now that the power will be supplied directly from the Nawalpur substation, the leakage will be reduced when the line is short. The power supply will also be reliable and of quality. Adequate power can be provided to the industries opening in Sarlahi.”
The East-West 132 kV transmission line has a loop in and out at the Nawalpur substation. The same 132 kV line will supply electricity to the Nawalpur substation.
The substation has two transformers of 132/33 kV, 63 MVA and 33/11 kV, 16 MVA capacity. Power supply will be provided to Haripur and Malangwa 33/11 KV distribution substations of Sarlahi through this substation.
Niranjan Shah, chief of the substation project, said that the construction was delayed due to the inability to bring equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The contract for the construction of the substation was awarded to a joint venture of Power Tech, India and Waiba Infratech, Nepal.