Not getting sufficient power from India, Nepal might slice supply to industrial corridors

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“We are shy of 300 MW at present since we have not gotten satisfactory power from India, which itself is confronting a power lack,” said Pradeep Thike, Deputy MD, Nepal Electricity Authority”

Kathmandu: Nepal might slice capacity to its modern passages soon as the Himalayan country isn’t getting sufficient power supply from India, specialists said on Thursday.

Right now, Nepal is getting just 100 MW of power from India, against its interest for 400 MW, said Pradeep Thike, Deputy Managing Director, Planning of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

“We are shy of 300 MW of power at present since we have not gotten sufficient power from India, which itself is confronting a power deficiency,” he said.

Nepal faces a short stock of power during the dry season while during the stormy season, it has an excess of power.

This will surely influence the power supply to Nepal’s three modern passages, Birgunj, Biratnagar and Bhairahawa, Thike said, adding, “we might need to trim capacity to these hallways whenever.”

This will predominantly influence huge businesses and little enterprises won’t have any issue, he said.

“We can likewise supply power for lighting, yet not so much for running enormous machines in the ventures during the dry season,” he said.

Nonetheless, after one or one and half months, when the blustery season shows up, the circumstance will improve and Nepal will be in a situation to send out power to India, he called attention to.

He is, nonetheless, hopeful about bringing in power from India following a couple of days.

The experts in India’s Bihar state have shown that they could give extra power following 2-3 days, said Thike.

Nepal has got authorization from Indian specialists to trade 364 MW of power and as the circumstance here works on after June 1 they will be in a situation to send out energy to India, he added.

During Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s new visit to India, the two nations communicated joint obligation to cooperate in the power area.

 

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