Substation commissioned for first 220 kV interconnection between India and Nepal

Nepal: World Bank has announced commissioning of the high voltage Dhalkebar substation in southern Nepal to help strengthen cross-border electricity trade between Nepal and India, reports Compelo.

Said to be the first interconnection between Nepal and India operating at this voltage level, the 220 kV Dhalkebar substation will be the main hub to receive electricity from India from where power will be transmitted to load centres throughout the country.

Additionally, the substation will receive excess electricity, whenever available, in Nepal’s power system through the Hetauda–Dhalkebar–Inaruwa transmission line, which is currently under construction.

The substation forms part of the World Bank-supported Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project, which aims to establish 1 GW cross-border transmission link between India and Nepal to facilitate electricity trade.

Source: Compelo