Kathmandu, December 2, 2016:Â The Ministry of Energy has instructed the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to continue with the ongoing Kathmandu-basedÂ load shedding-free campaign and intensify the campaign to control power leakage and power theft in the days ahead.
The NEA has been asked to come up with an action plan for expanding the load shedding-free campaign nationwide.
More, the Ministry has sought a clear draft from the NEA regarding the resumption of the hydropower projects halted for a long time and on assistance that it needs from the Ministry towards this end.
Likewise, NEA Executive Director Kul Man Ghising and other senior officials have been instructed to give attention to the reform of sub-stations and transmission system in the context of the country likely to import more electricity from India in near future.
Energy Minister Janardan Sharma asserted that the load shedding-free campaign was a key to success for the NEA.
The NEA, meanwhile, is planning to install a transformer of 100 MVA at its Tanakpur-based sub-station to import additional electricity from India.
Currently, the sub-station has the 50 MVA transformer, NEA Spokesperson Prabal Adhikari said.