July 17: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has exported surplus electricity within the country as a result of disruption in supply caused by incessant rainfall and inundation. NEA has been exporting 110 to 150 megawatts of electricity per day to India in the aftermath of the flooding since last week.
According to the state-owned utility, it has been exporting surplus amount of electricity based on the demand of local distribution companies.
According to Suresh Bhattarai of the NEA, they have been supplying surplus electricity to India using the Kataiya-Kushaha and Ramnagar-Balmiki transmission lines.
Nepal has been supplying electricity to India during the night time when the demand for electricity within the country is low. However, this is the first time that the country has exported such a huge quantity of electricity to India, NEA officials informed New Business Age.
During normal days, Nepal imports electricity from India from ten different points almost throughout the year. But during the monsoon, when the internal production of electricity is adequate, Nepal relies only on Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line for importing electricity.