Nepal imports 367 MW of electricity from India

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Wednesday imported 367 MW of electricity from India to meet its domestic demand, at a time when the government is pushing the households to increase electricity consumption on the pretext of having sufficient electricity production.

The records with Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) show that around 23 percent of the total electricity demand is fulfilled by imported energy. Currently, the peak demand from the domestic sector stands at 1,619 MW.

According to the NEA, the fall in electricity production by the hydropower projects along with a rise in demand due to a drop in temperature has led to an increase in import of electricity. Just two weeks ago, the country imported 127 MW of electricity from its southern neighbor.

Fiscal Nepal |
Thursday January 6, 2022, 12:59:10 PM |

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