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New Khimti Substation capacity increased

The Nepal Weekly
October 3, 2023

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has increased the capacity of 220 kV New Khimti substation located in Sankhe (Phulasi) of Manthali Municipality-13 in Ramechhap district.

In the 220/132 kV substation, there is only one power transformer with 100 MVA capacity, and an auto transformer of 200 MVA has been added, informed the NEA.  

Along with this, the capacity of 200-132 kV substations has increased to 300 MVA. The added transformer was charged and brought into operation from last week. The capacity of the substation has been increased under the Ramechhap (Gajryang)-New Khimti transmission line project with the investment of the government and the Authority. The electricity from the 132 kV transmission line will be increased to 220 kV from the transformer installed in New Khimti and will be transmitted to Dhalkebar through the Khimti-Dhalkebar 220 kV transmission line, said the NEA. According to the NEA, a new transformer was added after the capacity of the power transformer installed in the New Khimti substation was not enough for the electricity supply coming from the 132 kV transmission line. The capacity of the substation becomes insufficient when the electricity generated from the hydropower projects constructed and planned in the Tamakoshi, Khimti and Likhu River was added into the New Khimti through the 132 kV transmission line.