Kathmandu, December 23 Kul Man Ghising, executive director, Nepal Electricity Authority, has signed with India a power purchase agreement for the import of additional electricity through the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line.
Ghising returned to Kathmandu on Thursday, a day after signing the deal with chief executive officer of NVVN Power Development Corporation, Arun Kumar Garg, in New Delhi.
As per the deal, Nepal will get 80 MW through the transmission line till February, 2017. After that, Nepal can purchase 160 MW from the line. India has installed a 100 MVA transformer at Muzzfarpur for easing the export of electrictity to Nepal.
Talking about the PPA signed on Wednesday, Ghising told : This PPA is just the continuation of an earlier one. An NEA source said: NEA renewed the PPA with India as the deal was about to expire.