GE Grid Solutions bags contract to modernise substations in Nepal

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded a contract from Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to automate and modernise 39 substations of various ratings across Nepal.

The contract also includes the construction of six master control centres (MCCs) which will be monitored by GE Digital Solutions. The project is funded by Asian Development Bank. The project scope also includes retrofitting of relay panels and other electrical components in the substations. Post the modernisation of the substations, GE will connect the substations to Nepal’s National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC) to facilitate real-time monitoring of power being transmitted through these substations. With this initiative, the NEA seeks to strengthen Nepal’s power transmission network to meet current and future demands, improve reliability and quality of supply, and reduce losses.