The completion of this project is recognized as a significant achievement at a time when the country’s lack of transmission lines was posing significant issues in electricity delivery, despite the development of hydroelectric projects.
The project was opened on Saturday by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. The Trishuli 3 ‘B’ development site in Kispang rural municipality has a 26-kilometer transmission line that can transport up to 270 megawatts of power. The center began at Samundratar, Nuwakot district, in the Dupcheshwor Rural Municipality.
This transmission line could carry a total of 60 megawatts of power generated by ten private hydropower plants on the Tadi Khola and its tributaries. Three kilometers of the 26-kilometer transmission line are multi-circuited. At Samundratar sub-station, two 30-MVA transformers for 132/33 KV have been connected.
At the Samundratar sub-station, two transformers with an eight-MVA capacity have been connected to the 33/11 KV system.
Hitendra Dev Shakya, Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority, claimed that a power outage in the Nuwakot district’s eastern half will be resolved since power would be supplied from the sub-station.
The project was built using the government of Nepal’s investment and a concessional credit from the Asian Development Bank and the European Investment Bank. The transmission line and substation required a total investment of Rs 155 billion.
Prime Minister Oli, speaking at the project’s inauguration, stated that the administration is working to achieve a condition where the country’s electricity need can be met entirely through domestic production.