The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has agreed to give 150.5 MW of electricity to 10 industrial units in order to increase residential electricity demand.
The NEA has approved the aforementioned number of loads to ten industrial plants in the first four months of the current fiscal year, according to the NEA. The majority of these factories are involved in the production of steel and cement.
The state-owned power utility approved Arati Strips, Swastik Rolling Mills, Hulas Wire, Ashok Steel, Narayani Strips, Maruti Cement, Huaxin Cement, Deurali Janta Pharmaceutical, Upper Trishuli-1, Hongshi Shivam Cement, and Arghakhanchi Cement with electricity supply based on demand forwarded by industrial units.
According to NEA officials, a study of another seven industrial units capable of generating 111 MW of electricity is nearing completion. The authority has also begun a Grid Impact Study (GIS), a computer-based assessment system, to provide 98.8 MW of electricity to five other companies. The capacity of existing transmission and distribution systems in the locations where the factories are located is examined using GIS.
According to NEA records, over 500 MW of electricity has been squandered due to low household usage and a shortage of transmission connections. These 22 industrial facilities will require an additional 360 MW of electricity if the NEA approves the electricity supply to the companies in the pipeline.
Kulman Ghising, the NEA’s Managing Director, unveiled intentions last week to distribute electricity to sectors based on demand. Ghising also paid a visit to a number of manufacturing sites to assess the state of their electrical distribution systems.