Nepal seeks to buy extra 90 MW power from Bihar to increase supply

Reportedly, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has requested the Bihar government to supply an extra 90 MW of power as the drop in domestic electricity production has led to a power deficit in the country.

This is excluding the 90 MW that Nepal has currently been importing from India. The peak power demand in Nepal stood at 1,683MW on January 27, 2023 but domestic output has dropped to 800 MW. To deal with this power deficit, NEA had to cut power to Birgunj region and Bara-Parsa industrial corridor for over a month. The low capacity domestic transmission line is also making it difficult to take power imported through the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line to Birgunj.