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Nepal begins exporting extra 144 MW electrical energy to India


Nepal has began exporting an extra 144 MW of electrical energy generated by its Kaligandaki hydropower plant to India via its energy change market.

Buoyed by steady rainfall this 12 months, the Himalayan nation is exporting surplus electrical energy to India via its energy change marketplace for the second consecutive 12 months, in keeping with the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the state-owned energy utility physique.

The common price of promoting electrical energy was round Rs 7, in keeping with Pradeep Thike, Deputy Chief of the Nepal Electricity Authority.

The NEA began exporting the extra electrical energy generated by its Kaligandaki hydropower plant to India from Saturday midnight.

The electrical energy is being exported to India beneath the Nepal-India energy change settlement, Thike stated.

The NEA earlier began promoting 37.7 MW electrical energy generated by its 24 MW Trishuli and 15 MW Devighat energy crops from Wednesday midnight after the Himalayan nation’s energy crops began producing surplus power.

“After the addition of electricity generated from 144 MW Kaligandaki Hydropower Project, Nepal will be selling a total of 178 MW electricity to India through India Energy Exchange Limited (IEX),” stated Thike.

On April 6, India allowed the NEA to promote extra 325 MW of electrical energy generated from 4 hydel initiatives — Kali Gandaki (144MW), Middle Marsyangdi (70MW), and Marsyangdi (69MW) — all developed by the NEA, and Likhu 4 Hydropower Project with 52.4MW capability, developed by the personal sector.

This is the second 12 months in a row that the Himalayan nation is promoting electrical energy to India via its change market.

With the onset of monsoons, hydropower crops in Nepal have been producing extra electrical energy from the elevated water ranges within the Himalayan rivers.

Last month, it had invited bids from Indian corporations to promote its 200 MW surplus power within the upcoming monsoon season beneath a long-term energy buy settlement.

During the latest go to of Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to India, Nepal had acquired approval from the Indian facet to export as much as 364 MW of electrical energy to the Indian power market.

The IEX beneath India’s Power Ministry had granted the NEA permission to provide extra 326 MW to be traded within the Indian power-exchange market.

Nepal will be capable of export electrical energy to India until mid-November, and primarily based on the prevailing preparations, it could earn as much as 14 billion Nepali Rupees from the Indian market over the following five-and-half month interval, in keeping with the NEA officers.

Nepal grew to become power surplus ever for the reason that 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project got here into full operation in August final 12 months, the Himalayan Times report stated in November final 12 months.

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