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NEA to provide electricity to industries on condition of stopping use during peak hours – myRepublica

By on October 8, 2021 0


KATMANDU, October 8: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has made an agreement with industries to provide them with electricity if they do not run their industry during peak energy consumption hours. As the energy produced is wasted during the monsoon, the NEA has decided to provide electricity on condition that it is not allowed to operate during peak hours and when the distribution line is overloaded to increase consumption. of energy over a short period.

NEA chief executive Kulman Ghising and industrial corridor industrialist Sunsari-Morang had a discussion on Thursday in which Ghising urged them to request additional charging if necessary and obtain power to the line. 132 KV transmission. The industries are supplied by an 11 and 33 KV transmission line. The tariff for electricity supplied from 132 KV is cheaper than 11 and 33 KV.

“On the one hand, we are unable to supply the required amount of electricity due to the unavailability of the transmission and distribution system, and on the other hand, we have to waste the electricity produced in the country. . There are issues with the trip and low voltage line, ”said Ghising. “To solve this problem, adding equipment like two transformers, poles and conductors will not be enough. “For this, we are continuing the work to improve the network of electricity transmission and distribution systems in the industrial corridor area,” he said.

Under NEA’s short-term plan, industries that demand electricity will immediately receive electricity by strengthening transmission and distribution lines and increasing capacity, and completing work on projects by construction as soon as possible. In the long-term plan, the construction of high-capacity lines and substations for transmission and distribution will be initiated by identifying potential places of increased electricity consumption.