Kathmandu, Nov 12: The national grid is to get an additional 45 MW in the next 18 months. Of it, 25 MW is to be received from the Madi A hydropower project, which will start production from next month. Likewise, 6 MW will be added from the Daraundi project, according to Energy Secretary Anup Kumar Upadhyay.
Similarly, 14.9 MW will be added from the Hewa Khola hydel project. The project has already started its test production. The 50 MW Upper Marsyangdi A project is also currently in the phase of test production. It is producing 25 MW at the moment and will add 25 MW more are the technical preparation is completed. The project is a joint Nepal-China initiative.
The contribution of the private sector to the central transmission line of Nepal Electricity Authority is 784 MW from a total of 53 hydropower projects to date. Around 200 MW power will reportedly be added to the national grid this fiscal year including 14 MW from Kulekhani III, 32 MW from Chameliya and from other government and private hydropower projects.