NEA to build 1,200MW transmission line on valley outskirts
Kathmandu, April 13
With an intention to offer dependable electrical energy to the shoppers in Kathmandu valley, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is planning to construct a 220-kVA new high-voltage transmission spine line on the outskirts of the valley.
Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barsha Man Pun, who can be the chairperson of NEA, stated they’re going to double the transmission system capability to fulfill the growing demand of energy within the capital.
To improve the capability of the facility provide system, the federal government is making ready to instal a brand new high-capacity substation on the positioning of the now defunct Himal Cement Factory at Chobhar dry port that’s presently underneath development.
Minister Pun knowledgeable that that they had requested the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies to offer the required land to construct the substation and the business ministry has accepted their proposal. “NEA will quickly assemble the brand new substation in Chobhar.”
At current, the prevailing transmission system in Kathmandu valley has the capability to provide as much as 500 megawatts of power. Minister Pun knowledgeable that NEA is planning to double this capability and construct an influence transmission community of 1,200 megawatts.
“Last winter, the demand for electrical energy within the valley had reached 450 megawatts and it has been rising yearly,” he stated. He added the ministry in coordination with NEA is gearing as much as instal new transformers and strengthen the facility transmission spine within the valley for dependable electrical energy provide.
Minister Pun knowledgeable that the brand new substation will assist present extra dependable energy particularly in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. “It will profit areas past the Ring Road,” he stated. “It may also make transmission smoother inside the Ring Road.”
“The valley’s transmission system might be extra dependable as soon as the brand new substation in Chobhar is put in,” the minister added.
Stating that prospects have typically been complaining that they’re dealing with issues of electrical energy tripping throughout the winter season, he stated, “Once the brand new substation is constructed, this subject may also be addressed.”
According to Minister Pun, as a result of lockdown and consequent scarcity of cooking gasoline, individuals have been shifting to induction stoves for cooking functions and gross sales of such stoves have soared.
“So, that is the precise time to advertise using electrical utensils for cooking and we should present dependable electrical energy to the shoppers,” he added.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 14, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.
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