Kathmandu, May 16. The Upper Trishuli III ‘A’ has finally been connected to national grid on Thursday. With the production of 30 MW electricity from the first unit, the project got completion.
The construction of project suffered numerous obstructions owing to earthquake and blockade. Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Kulman Ghising, switched the control room of switchyard at Simle, Kispang-5 in Nuwakot and announced that the project was now connected to the national grid.
The NEA was waiting for the completion of the project since its launch a decade back. The project powerhouse is connected to the substation at Matatirtha of Kathmandu via 220KV double circuit.
For the test, the first unit of the project will produce electricity for 72 hours continuously from Friday. On the occasion, Executive Director Ghising shared that with the operation of the Upper Trishuli III ‘A’, the water in the Kulekhani reservoir will be saved and help reduce the electricity import from India.
According to him, the project was accomplished at the cost of some 125 million US dollars managed by Nepal government, NEA and the soft loan by the Chinese Import and Export Bank.