Second Largest Substation ‘New Khimti’ In Operation

March 18, 2022 | Investopaper

The country’s second largest substation is scheduled to be inaugurated this Saturday. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has informed that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will inaugurate the substation on Saturday.

NEA has named the substation as New Khimti. The substation constructed at Devitar in Manthali Municipality-13 of Ramechhap has connected the double circuit 220 KV transmission line from Gongar of Dolakha to Dhalkebar. Kathmandu is connected through 132 KV capacity through the same substation. A 100 MVA transformer is connected to the substation. Electricity is flowing from the substation to Dhalkebar of Dhanusha.

According to NEA, this is the second largest substation after Dhalkebar. Three substations of 132, 220 and 400 KV capacity are in operation in Dhalkebar. The construction of the substation, which started in 2075 BS, was completed last Ashad.

Electricity of 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project has been connected to New khimti substation. Similarly, electricity generated from 52.4 MW Likhu II and 24.1 MW Likhu A hydropower projects has been connected. Similarly, electricity of Gajrang Hydropower, Khimti-2 will also be connected to the same substation.


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