Kathmandu, Nov. 22: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to import up to 250 megawatt of electricity from India to ensure smooth supply of electricity during the winter.
The water level in the river recedes in the winter, especially during January, February and March leading to lesser generation of power in the hydro power projects.
The NEA had placed a request with the government of India to procure electricity from December 1, 2020 to June next year.
Authority's Executive Director Hitendra Dev Shakya shared that the Indian side had approved the request on Saturday.
Out of 250 MW electricity, 80 to 150 MW is needed for consumption for 24 hours while rest other to be used when needed.
Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun, who also chairs NEA's Board of Directors, had directed the NEA to ensure quality and smooth supply of electricity to its consumers.
Govt import of Covid-19 vaccine to suffice for 20 percent population
NCP secretariat decides to submit chairmen's reports in SC meet
COVID-19 update: 1,024 new cases, 10 fatalities
Elderly dies of Covid-19 in Siraha
Hilly areas to receive scanty rain
Myagde Rural Municipality distributes Rs 3,000 in allowance to pregnant woman
Sanitation campaign at Bharatpur Hospital
Tikapur Park opens after eight months
E-payment of revenue on the rise
HIV infected on the rise
'Recent high-level visits from two neighbouring countries...
1,272 new cases, 1,577 recovered, 16 deaths in last...
Narayan Gopal, the singer who hid his own pain but...
High demand abroad for herbal aromatic oil produced...
Finance Ministry directs Beema Samiti to immediately...