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Key Transmission Line Completed in Nepal’s Koshi Corridor Project

March 11, 2024
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Koshi Haraicha, Koshi Province (Nepal) – A significant milestone has been reached in the Koshi Corridor 220 kV transmission line project. The first circuit of the power line connecting the Basantapur substation in Sankhuwasabha to the Dhungesanghu substation in Taplejung is now complete. This crucial line will integrate electricity generated from hydropower projects along the Tamor River and its tributaries into the national grid.

Project Details

  • The Basantapur-Dhungesanghu transmission line spans 35 km, crossing varied terrain from sea level to 3000 meters.
  • 127 towers support the transmission line.
  • The Basantapur substation is being expanded with six new bays (three bays currently under installation and testing).

Impact

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Nepal Electricity Authority Managing Director, Kul Man Ghising, highlights that the transmission line’s completion will enable the integration of the 73 MW Middle Tamor Hydropower Project, with final testing nearing completion. This will improve voltage, power supply reliability, and quality in the Morang and Sunsari districts.

Project Background

  • The Koshi Corridor Transmission Line Project is funded by the Government of Nepal, the Nepal Electricity Authority, and the Export-Import Bank of India.
  • Additional transmission line circuits and substation work are underway to further enhance the project’s capacity.


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