June 12 ,Nepal : The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has not given permission for export and sale of electricity which lead to Nepal Electricity Authority , loss of millions dollar in rainy season even after months of seeking permission to sell excess electricity in the Indian Energy Exchange market. This has led to illusion and Delusion over how to manage the excess electricity generated during the rainy season in Nepal.
At starting phase, NEA had proposed to sell the 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi and 45 MW Bhotekoshi projects in the Indian Energy Exchange market during the rainy season. Despite of sending the required documents for that, India is still silent in this matter
Some units of Upper Tamakoshi are expected to start commercial production in June. NEA executive director Hitendra Dev Shakya says that 500 MW will be added to the power system by the end of August.
At present, it has installed capacity of 1400 MW. According to MD of NEA , another 1,500 megawatts of electricity will be generated by August. “There is an internal demand of only 900 MW at night,” says Shakya. “We may have to export 900 MW at night by August.”
NEA is afraid of wasting electricity that could not be exported. Water can be stored by shutting down the 100 MW plant in Kulekhani during the rainy season.
Hydro electricity is world most clean and renewable energy in spite of this fact India is not showing any interest to make its trade deficit by importing these little amount Energy but compelling Nepal to Import more than 10 billion $ from India.
The authority fears that India will lose tens of millions of rupees by wasting electricity in the rainy season due to India’s delay in issuing the ‘Conduct of Business Rule’ (CRB) last February. Ultimately lead Nepal Electricity Authority , loss of millions dollar in rainy season