November 3, 2021 | Investopaper
Nepal has got permission to trade electricity at competitive rates in the Indian energy market. In the first phase, Nepal has received permission to sell 39 MW of electricity generated from the 24 MW Trishuli and 15 MW Devighat power plants in Nuwakot to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX).
NEA will start exporting electricity generated from these two power plants through Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur 400 KV interstate transmission line.
Nepal has already received permission to purchase and import electricity from the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX). NEA has been importing electricity at competitive rates through IEX since Baisakh 17. With the permission to export, electricity trade between Nepal and India has entered a new phase.
Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal said Nepal has become the first country in South Asia to enter and sell electricity from the Indian Energy Exchange market.
“We expect to get permission to sell the 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi, 69 MW Marsyangdi and 45 MW Upper Bhotekoshi power plants in the Indian market soon,” Bhusal said. She thanked all the concerned bodies for playing an important role in bringing the electricity trade between the two countries to its present state.
NEA will compete in the bid every day from 10 am to 12 noon with the quantity of electricity sold in the exchange market. The per unit sales rate of electricity will be decided on the basis of ‘market clearing price.