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KATHMANDU: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has reduced the leakage in the system to 14.35 per cent in the first four months of the current fiscal year 2021/22.
The NEA is able to reduce the leakage in the system from 17.18 per cent in the last fiscal year by 2.83 per cent to 14.35 per cent in the last four months of the current fiscal year through regular campaign for power supply and control of technical and non-technical leakages.
Of the leakage in the system till mid-November, 9.24 per cent leakage is towards distribution and the rest is towards transmission and production, said NEA. As of mid-November last year, the leakage towards distribution was 12.01 per cent.
The NEA has set a target to reduce electricity leakage to 15.5 per cent in the current fiscal year.
NEA Managing Director Kul Man Ghising said that the target would be achieved in the remaining period of the current fiscal year as the leakage was less than the target in the first four months.
The NEA had reduced the leakage of electricity to 15.25 per cent in 2020/21 from 25.78 per cent in fiscal year 2016/17. However, in the fiscal year 2020/21, the leakage had increased by 1.91 per cent and reached 17.18 per cent.
Ghising said that effective implementation of leakage control campaign, increasing the capacity of substations, adding conductors, replacing overloaded transformers and encouraging the use of three phase meters has contributed to reduce the electricity leakage.
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