Kathmandu, November 12
The government has begun preparations for the construction of high-capacity power transmission lines, aiming to address the rising energy demand.
The construction of the high-capacity transmission grids has become inevitable with the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)’s declaration to make a 132 KV transmission line a distribution line. The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation has said 23 transmission lines, each of 400 KV-capacity, are in various phases of the study.
Various projects from the inter-country transmission line for power exchange between Nepal and India to those along the north-south corridor within the country have been forwarded, the ministry states.
Similarly, necessary preparations have been made for the construction of high-capacity projects for the transmission of electricity from east to west.
The NEA Managing Director Kul Man Ghishing says the construction of high transmission lines along the North-South Corridor has been initiated strategically. But, the NEA faces issues in the implementation of the 321-km Nanglebhare-Nuwakot-Butwal transmission line.
The Project will have funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MMC) which has now appeared as a political dispute in the country.