Nepal, Kathmandu: On 1 January India started supplying an additional 80 MW of electricity to Nepal through the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line.
To enable the supply of the additional energy, the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited installed an additional 220/132 kV, 100 MVA transformer at Muzaffarpur substation in India, reports Ians Live.
However, under the existing infrastructure, the imported electricity cannot be transmitted to Kathmandu.
According to the source, Nepal Electricity Authority's (NEA) said it was upgrading its distribution system to ensure that the imported electricity would cover areas up to Hetauda.
Also, NEA's capacity to import energy from India will increase following the completion of the 320 MVA Dhalkebar substation, which is under construction and scheduled for completion in February.