NEA completes Kaligandaki Transmission Corridor in Nepal

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has completed the construction of the Kaligandaki Transmission Corridor project.

The 220 kV double-circuit project will help improve the reliability of the national electricity grid system and address the voltage issues in Nawalparasi and Rupandehi areas in particular. This was achieved with the completion of the 88-km Kushma–New Butwal line, which passes through Parbat, Baglung, Syangja, Palpa, Rupandehi and Nawalparasi. L&T was signed up as the contractor for the project in 2017. The larger corridor project entailed the construction of the 40-km, 220 kV Dana–Kushma line, which connects Myagdi (Dana) to Parbat (Kushma); the 100 MVA, 220/132 kV Kushma, Dana and New Butwal substations; and the 220 kV, 88-km Kushma–New Butwal and 20-km New Butwal–Bardaghat power lines. The NPR11 billion Kaligandaki Transmission Corridor project was supported by the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation component under the Asian Development Bank.