Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project

The project aims to improve the reliability of energy supply in Nepal and strengthen the transmission infrastructure needed to promote Nepal's capacity for cross-border energy trade. It will provide support in three critical areas in the electricity supply industry, which has experienced severe underinvestment.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval15 Nov 2011
Funding TypeLoan/Grant
CountryNepal
SectorEnergy
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$128 million

KEY OUTPUTS

188 km of second circuit 132 kV transmission line between Kohalpur and Mahendranagar

220 kV/400 kV Tamakoshi-Kathmandu transmission line and related facilities constructed

Chapali grid substation expanded by 7 x 15 megavolt-amperes capacity

50 km of 400-volt lines for distribution systems in 11 towns rehabilitated

FINANCING

$75 million (Asian Development Bank)

$28 million (Government of Nepal)

$25 million (Government of Norway)