Nepal, India agree to formulate modality to supply electricity to Indian states via Bihar : Nepal and India have agreed to formulate a modality to supply electricity from Nepal to multiple states of India through central transmission line via Bihar grid.
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The 14th meeting of the Nepal-India Power Exchange Committee concluded on March 17 in New Delhi. It was decided in the meeting to work out modalities for export of power from Nepal to various states of India via Bihar within a month. Kulman Ghising, Executive Director, Nepal Electricity Authority, and Ashok Kumar Rajput, Power System Member, Central Electricity Authority of India, agreed to finalize the modalities within a month. The agreement has ensured the additional market for the sale of surplus electricity during the rainy season.
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Under the power exchange agreement in the meeting, the price of electricity per unit has been fixed at Rs 11.54 for the financial year 2022-23. Kataiya (Bihar)-Kushaha (Nepal) and Raxaul-Parawanipur 132-KV transmission line are connected with Bihar. Nepal imports power from India when needed through the Power Exchange Agreement and competition with the Mahakali Treaty.
Power is being imported into Nepal through the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur cross-border 400 KV double circuit transmission line and other transmission lines. The Nepal Electricity Authority has been importing electricity from India’s Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand as per the electricity exchange agreement. Only Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are connected to Nepal through 132 KV transmission lines.