KATHMANDU: The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) have initiated the construction of a mini-grid connecting micro and small hydroelectricity projects unreached by the national transmission grid.
The NEA Engineering Company and the AEPC have recently signed an agreement with the objective of carrying out the detailed feasibility study for the construction of a mini-grid by connecting the seven micro and small hydel projects being developed in Jumla district of Karnali Province.
AEPC’s Executive Director Madhu Sudan Adhikari and NEA Engineering Company Limited’s Director and NEA Deputy Manager, Hitendra Dev Shakya, signed the agreement in this connection.
The Company will carry out the detailed feasibility study as well as the engineering design of the mini-grid project. The AEPC will bear the financial assistance for the same. Under the project, six projects developed with the AEPC’s grant assistance and one developed with NEA’s support would be connected to the mini-grid which will, in turn, be connected to the National Transmission Line.
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