KATHMANDU: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has asked the industries of Bara-Parsa Industrial Corridor to get power supply from 132 kV transmission line.
Under the campaign to consume electricity generated within the country, the NEA will supply electricity from 132 kV to industries of the Bara-Parsa Industrial Corridor, where many industries are preparing for their operation, and others are being set up.
The industries in the area are now getting power supply from 11 and 66 kV lines. If electricity supply is taken from 132 kV, its tariff is cheaper. The industries need to build substations on their own premises.
Since the tariff will be cheaper and leakage will be less, the construction of substation will not be expensive.
The NEA has started an initiative to build infrastructure in the Bara-Parsa Industrial Corridor to consume 2,000 MW of electricity within five years.
The power utility is going to build high capacity power transmission and distribution line infrastructure targeting the industries currently in operation and those on the offing in Simara, Nijgadh, Birgunj, Parwanipur, Pokhariya and Parsauni areas of Bara-Parsa Industrial Corridor, according to the NEA.