1.25 MW electricity from solar panels connected to national grid
KATHMU, June 4: 1.25 MW of electrical energy generated from Nepal’s greatest photo voltaic vitality plant that’s being constructed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in Nuwakot has been linked to the nationwide grid from Wednesday.
The challenge with a complete capability of 25 MW of electrical energy has sourced 1.25 MW to the nationwide grid. The electrical energy generated from the challenge has been linked to a substation at Devighat has been evacuated to the nationwide grid.
The electrical energy generated from photo voltaic panels put in on the l owned by Devighat Electricity Center below NEA within the daytime has been instantly linked to the nationwide grid. According to the challenge, electrical energy era is feasible solely when the solar is up as batteries haven’t been fitted.
NEA Managing Director Kulman Ghising mentioned that 10 MW of electrical energy might be linked to the nationwide grid throughout the subsequent one a half months. He mentioned work is underway however the building will take a while because the Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) report is within the technique of being accepted. “The goal was to attach 15 MW inside April final week however the work was affected because of the lockdown,” he mentioned, including, “With connection of solar energy to the nationwide grid, the addition of contributing sources apart from hydro energy has diversified the vitality supply of Nepal.”
With an goal of changing into self-reliant in electrical energy, the federal government taking the 15,000 MW goal as a base has carried out a mix ratio of electrical energy tasks. In which, hydro pump storage may have 30-35 %, peaking run of the river 25-30 %, run-of-the-river- 30-35 % different different sources may have 5-10 % ratio.
According to the challenge, photo voltaic panels for 10 MW of vitality are being put in close to the middle’s workers quarters, whereas panels for five MW every in three locations close to the powerhouse. The electrical energy generated from one of many photo voltaic panels put in close to the facility home has been linked to the system. Each panel generates 275 watt of electrical energy. This means an space of 20 ropanis of l has been used to put in photo voltaic panels to generate 1 MW of energy.
A 66/33 kV substation close to Devighat Power House is being constructed for the set up of electrical energy generated from the challenge. Project Chief Bikash Bahadur Raghuvanshi mentioned, because the building of the substation will take a while, the already present 33 kV transmission line might be used to evacuate the electrical energy in the intervening time. He mentioned that the development of civil constructions is going down gear wanted for the substation are being transported to the development website.
Minister for Energy, Water Resources Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, had laid the muse stone for the challenge in 2018. Though the challenge was presupposed to be accomplished inside a 12 months, it suffered delays attributable to delay in getting design approval, forest clearance different mandatory procedures.
The World Bank has supplied a delicate mortgage of US$ eight million to construct the challenge. Risen Energy, a Chinese firm, has received the contract to put in the plant. The Chinese firm is accountable for design, provide, building, operation upkeep of the plant for 5 years. It will h over the plant to the NEA after 5 years. The firm wants to produce 33 million unit assured vitality from the plant, yearly.
The plant is anticipated to cowl for the issue of the shortage of vitality in the course of the winter season after it comes into operation. It will strengthen the provision system of the Kathmu Valley as its location is close to the Kathmu Load Center.