Power supply to Province No. 1 cut off after Duhabi substation flooded

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Kathmandu, 20 October 2021, Due to incessant rains since Monday, the substation at Duhabi in Sunsari has been submerged. Power supply to Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar, Taplejung, Dhankuta, Terhathum, Sankhuwasabha, Bhojpur and other districts has been cut off since Tuesday evening after the main Duhabi substation, which supplies electricity to the districts of Province No. 1, flooded. NEA Managing Director Kulman Ghising said that the power supply line has been cut off after the substation was submerged.

“The power supply line has been cut off after the substation was submerged due to floods, which has led to blackouts in the districts of Province No. 1,” he said. “The control room of the substation has been submerged. So far no damage has been done to the main equipment. If the water is not stopped, the equipment will be severely damaged. In that case, power supply to the area may be cut off for a few days.” The team is trying. ‘

Ghising said that the local government, administration, Nepal Army, Nepal Police and others have been requested to provide necessary assistance for the removal of water from the substation.

He said that the Kabeli Corridor 132 KV transmission line was also shut down when both the substations were closed. As a result, power generation of about 170 MW hydropower projects connected to Kabeli corridor has also been stopped.
The Attaria-Chamelia 132 KV transmission line and other 33 and 11 KV lines have been damaged due to falling trees in different places due to rains. As a result, power generation of 30 MW Chameliya and other hydropower projects in Darchula has been stopped. Power supply to hilly districts including Dadeldhura, Vaitadi, Bajhang and Achham in the far west has also been cut off.