Kathmandu, September 10
Estimating that Nepal will produce surplus electricity after the 465-megawatt Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project begins full operation, the Nepal Electricity Authority Managing Director Kul Man Ghising has met several officials in India to explore power sale opportunities there.
The Ghising-led team is currently in India to find a market for the surplus power to be produced in the monsoon next year.
Ghising says the team has made some good progress about selling electricity to India and Bangladesh.
The team met officials of the Indian Ministry of Power and Central Electricity Authority. Discussions have also taken place with the Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited and NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN).
Meanwhile, the Nepal Electricity Authority is also exploring options to increase domestic consumption of electricity.