Kathmandu, November 16
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has introduced a strategic plan to increase electricity consumption in the country and directed all the distribution centres across the country to upgrade their transformers.
Speaking at a work agreement ceremony held here today with NEA’s Province 3 division, NEA Executive Director Kulman Ghising said that it has become challenging for the authority to utilise the generated electricity in the country.
Ghising said that the NEA is gearing up to encourage people to use induction stoves instead of LPG gas for cooking and electric vehicles for their daily commute. NEA is preparing to establish charging stations for electric vehicles.
Furthermore he directed all chiefs of electricity distribution centres to upgrade their distribution systems to ensure smooth supply of electricity to the public.
Currently NEA has been using 50, 100, 200, 300 and 500 kVA transformers to distribute electricity to the consumers. In the last three years, NEA has added around 10,000 transformers across the country, increasing its distribution capacity by 1,000 megawatts, as stated in a statement issued here today.
The statement further says that as per the target of Nepal government to ensure access to electricity for all Nepalis within three years, NEA is preparing to fully electrify 40 districts within this fiscal year.
“Increasing its consumption is the only way of minimising energy wastage in the country,” Ghising said. “To increase electricity consumption in the country we are trying to distribute three phase meter connections to every household and ease electricity supply to the industries.
Meanwhile, NEA has signed work agreement with provincial office of Province 3 with the major objective of controlling electricity leakage, increase revenue collection and improve its services.
A version of this article appears in print on November 17, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.