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KATHMANDU: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has come under scrutiny as it failed to furnish Time of Day (TOD) meter data to the court in an ongoing case concerning disputes over dedicated and trunk lines.
Kul Man Ghising, the Executive Director of the authority, is seeking an additional fee from 61 industries for the utilization of extra electricity through dedicated and trunk lines during load shedding. In response, some industrialists have taken legal action against the authority, resulting in the NEA cutting off the lines of nine industries for non-payment of the additional fee.
In the legal proceedings initiated by the industrialists, the court has sought TOD meter data through various NEA offices. However, the relevant offices have informed the court that they are unable to provide the TOD meter data as it has been deleted.
A case involving Shivam Cement against the NEA is currently pending in the Makwanpur District Court. The court had requested TOD meter data from the authority on August 15, 2023.
In the authority’s response to the Makwanpur district court on September 4, it stated that the TOD records are not maintained for an extended period, thereby unable to provide the requested data.
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