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NEA adds 1.5MW solar power to national grid

NEA adds 1.5MW solar power to national grid

Kathmandu, June 4

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has added 1.25 megawatts of electrical energy generated by the photo voltaic venture in Nuwakot to the nationwide transmission system. With this newest growth, the 25MW venture has formally come into operation from right now.

The electrical energy generated by the photo voltaic venture has been related to the substation at Devighat Power House in Trishuli of Nuwakot district.

The generated electrical energy is straight related to the nationwide transmission line by a photo voltaic panel. As there isn’t a battery, electrical energy will probably be generated from the photo voltaic plant solely when the solar is shining.

It is the biggest photo voltaic venture in Nepal.

Kul Man Ghising, managing director of NEA, stated that 10 megawatts will probably be related to the grid inside a monthand-a-half.

The remaining works are being carried out however development is predicted to take a while because the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report is within the means of approval, he stated.
“Work was underway to attach 15 megawatts to the nationwide grid in April this 12 months however associated development work was delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown,” Ghising stated. “With the addition of electrical energy generated from this photo voltaic venture, the vitality combine is growing in Nepal’s energy system with the diversification of varied vitality sources,” he added.

The authorities has applied the manufacturing mixing ratio of energy tasks primarily based on the goal of 15,000 MW to be generated within the subsequent 10 years with the target of turning into self-reliant in electrical energy from home manufacturing in the long term. The goal for vitality combine is as follows: reservoir and pump storage (30 to 35 per cent), peaking run-of-the-river (25 to 30 per cent), run-of-the-river (30 to 35 per cent) and different various sources (5 to 10 per cent).

Solar panels able to producing 10MW of electrical energy have been put in on vacant land close to the workers quarters of the Devighat Power House and panels of 5MW energy every have been arrange at three locations close to the facility home.

A single photo voltaic panel will generate 275 watts of electrical energy and 20 ropanis of land has been used to generate one megawatt of energy from photo voltaic.

A brand new 66-33 kVA substation can be being constructed close to Devighat Power House for the connection of electrical energy generated from the photo voltaic venture.

The photo voltaic venture chief Bikash Bahadur Raghubanshi knowledgeable that the development of the substation will take a while. He stated that the gear of the substation are being delivered to the development web site for the time being however the development of civil buildings is in full swing.

The photo voltaic plant is being constructed with help value $37 million in gentle mortgage from the World Bank.

In February 2015, the World Bank had agreed to supply $130 million to NEA to construct photo voltaic stations to produce electrical energy in Kathmandu valley.

Out of that quantity, $37 million was separated for the set up of photo voltaic vegetation in Nuwakot district.

The energy utility has stated that this can assist keep the load administration within the nation, and particularly in Kathmandu valley. The energy generated by the solar energy plant will probably be utilised to produce electrical energy to the valley throughout peak hours.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on June 5, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.



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