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Nepal’s NEA completes construction of 132 kV transmission project [free access]

July 6, 2021

The state-owned power utility Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has completed the construction of the 132 kV Samundratar–Trishuli transmission project.


Besides the 26-km-long line, NEA has also connected two additional 30 MVA transformers at the 132/33 kV Samundratar substation. According to the utility, a total of 60 MW power produced from 10 privately-owned hydropower projects from the Tadi Khola River and its tributaries, can be connected to this transmission line, which can transfer up to 270 MW of electricity.


The project has been constructed with investment from the government of Nepal and concessional loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and European Investment Bank (EIB). A total of NPR155 billion has been invested in the development of the line and the Samundratar substation.