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1,300 MW to be connected to national grid within upcoming fiscal year

1,300 MW to be connected to national grid within upcoming fiscal year

KATHMU, June 9: The authorities is hopeful that an additional 1,300 MW electrical energy can be related to the nationwide grid throughout the upcoming fiscal 12 months 2020/21.

Speaking on the home of consultant assembly on Tuesday, Minister for Energy, Water Resources Irrigation Barshaman Pun mentioned that the under-construction 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydro Electric Project, Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project, Upper Sanjen Hydroelectric Project Mid-Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project different tasks which might be being promoted by the personal sector can be accomplished within the upcoming FY. “They will come into operation leading to an addition of 1,300 MW electrical energy to the nationwide grid,” he mentioned. The electrical energy technology capability of Nepal is 1,386 MW at current.

The Upper Tamakoshi Project was speculated to be accomplished inside this fiscal 12 months, nevertheless, the COVID-19 outbreak delayed the undertaking. According to the ministry, the undertaking can be accomplished by September can be commissioned within the transmission line.

The compensation distribution of 1,200 MW Budhi Gaki Project has recorded 80 % progress after its completion, the method for the development work will proceed within the upcoming FY.

With the intention of creating an enormous undertaking in every province, the ministry has assured that the method of improvement of hydro tasks like Dudhkoshi, Upper Arun, Tamkoshi V, Naumure, Chainpur Seti, amongst others can be began.  

For the administration of funding in hydropower tasks below the idea of Public Private Partnership, development works are scheduled to be carried out after the monetary administration in hydropower tasks like Upper Arun, Bheri, Bheri Babai Diversion, Tamakoshi V with funds by the People’s Hydropower Program.

“The improvement of transmission strains with acceptable allocation has been prioritized within the finances to make sure a ample environment friendly provide by bettering the availability system,” he mentioned, including, “132 kV 33 kV substations can be upgraded exped to extend the consumption make the availability environment friendly.”

The authorities has allotted Rs four billion prioritizing the implementation of rural electrification in FY 2020/21. “Province 2, Bagmati, Gaki Province 5 can be totally electrified within the upcoming FY whereas Province 1, Karnali Sudur Pashchim can be electrified within the subsequent two years by exping the distribution system,” Pun mentioned. 

He additionally mentioned that electrical energy for irrigation agriculture can be made out there with ease tasks below the ministry can be monitored frequently.  

The authorities has allotted Rs 99.29 billion for the ministry, of which Rs 72.60 billion has been proposed for vitality, Rs 26.69 billion for Water Resources Irrigation. 




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