Construction on package-1 of the 220 kV transmission line that travels along the Koshi Corridor has been completed.
Package-1 construction involves the installation of a 220 kV double circuit tower in Sunsari, as well as the extension of single circuit stringing from Inaruwa in Sunsari to Tumlingtar in Sankhuwasabha district via Basantapur and Baneshwor. On Wednesday, NEA and India Exim Bank declared the completion of a portion of the infrastructure project, proclaiming their collaboration in the project’s completion announcement.
The Koshi Corridor transmission line, which is planned to be finished in 2018, would cost an estimated US$ 112 million. Out of the whole amount, the Indian bank has provided a total of US $ 90 million in concessional loans to the state-owned power utility.
After the project is completed, it would be able to aid in the transmission of 1,000 MW of energy from Tumlingtar to Basantapur and from Dhungesanghu in Taplejung district to Basantapur district, respectively. Furthermore, it will provide access to a 2,000 MW power flow from Basantapur to Inaruwa, which is now unavailable. The transmission line’s dependability as a power distribution network is predicted to help a number of regions in Province 1.
During a programme, Kulman Ghising, managing director of the National Energy Authority (NEA), stated that the infrastructure has built the backbone for energy distribution in Province 1. According to him, the authority would soon connect the transmission lines of the Koshi Corridor and the Kaveli Corridor.
In anticipation of additional energy generation from the Koshi Corridor in the future, the National Electricity Authority (NEA) has suggested installing power transformers to extend a second circuit stringing and expand the capacity of connected substations. According to sources, the National Economic Council (NEA) has requested an additional US $ 40 million in funding from the India Exim Bank.
The Koshi Corridor project has been divided into three construction packages by the National Engineering Agency. The first of these packages includes a transmission line from Basantapur in Tehrathum to Dhungesanghu in Taplejung, as well as related substations. The second package involves the installation of three substations, while the third package includes the building of a transmission line and related substations from Basantapur in Tehrathum to Dhungesanghu in Taplejung.