September 20: Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Kulman Ghising, has said that electricity is going wasted due to the lack of transmission lines.
Ghising during his on-site inspection of the Hetauda-Bharatpur-Bardaghat 220 Kv transmission line project informed that the country has not been able to increase electricity consumption due to the lack of transmission lines.
Industrialists are complaining about the shortage of electricity, while the electricity on the other hand is being wasted due to the lack of transmission lines.
“We are working to resolve the problem and would request all for their support,” Ghising said.
Similarly, Ghising informed that the project has been delayed due to various obstacles.
Stating that the NEA is only able to deliver 90 megawatts of electricity through a single circuit transmission line to the west of Bharatpur, Ghising said that the NEA would be able to deliver 500 megawatts of electricity to Butwal after a 220 Kv line comes into operation.
He also added that the industrialists from Nawalpur, Parasi, and Butwal region are demanding electricity but NEA has not been able to deliver electricity as per the demand due to the lack of transmission lines.
Ghising said that the NEA is dedicated to increasing the electricity to Butwal, Bhairahwa, and Nepalgunj, and added that the operation of a 220 Kv is crucial for achieving the target.
Similarly, he said that the Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project is producing 2000 megawatts of electricity. However, NEA cannot supply the power to the west of Bharatpur due to the lack of a transmission line.