Mar 2, 2017- Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is preparing to import an additional 50MW electricity from India via recently-built Kataiya-Kushwaha cross-border transmission line.
For the purpose, the authority will soon write a letter to India’s NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) to initiate the process of signing power purchase agreement (PPA). “We will dispatch the letter to NVVN within a couple of days,” said Prabal Adhikari, chief of NEA’s Power Trading Department. “Upon receiving the letter, NVVN will invite a team from NEA to negotiate the power trade deal.”
Unlike the electricity imported via Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur cross-border transmission line which NEA is directly buying from NVVN, the electricity coming through Kataiya-Kushwaha line will be purchased with Power Exchange Committee (PEC) of Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC).
Source: The Kathmandu Post