India grants permission to NEA to export additional 40 megawatts of electricity

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Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)

India has allowed the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to export an additional 40 MW of power from two more hydroelectric projects.

Important facts

  • The Central Electricity Authority of India has approved the sale of surplus power from two more hydro projects - 25 MW Kabeli B-1 and 20 MW Lower Modi - at competitive rates in the Indian energy market.

  • With this, 452.6 MW of surplus power can be exported to India from 10 hydropower projects.

  • NEA has stopped the export of surplus power to India from 19 December as generation from river-based hydroelectric power stations has reduced.

  • NEA has generated a net income of Rs 11.16 billion by trading 1.36 billion units of surplus power at a competitive rate in the Indian energy market till 18 December.

  • The current electricity demand of Nepal stands at around 1,680 MW, while the domestic production is 1,000 MW.

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