Tripura Supplying Power to Nepal
Tripura Deputy CM Jishnu Dev Varma, during a media interaction on Wednesday in Agartala informed that the state has been supplying 40 MW of electricity to Nepal.
“We have been supplying 40 MW of electricity to Nepal since April. As Tripura has surplus electricity, we are exporting power to Nepal besides Bangladesh,” said Dev Varma, who also holds the power portfolio.
It may be mentioned here that Tripura began supplying 100 MW power to Bangladesh from the state-owned ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) power plant in March 2016.
“The power supply has now increased to 190 MW. Through the North Eastern Regional Load Dispatch Centre (NERLDC), the electricity has been supplied to Nepal from a mega transmission system in Muzaffarpur, Bihar,” Varma further said.
It is worth mentioning here that NERLDC is the apex body to ensure integrated operation of the power system in northeast.
A senior engineer of the Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) said, “The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) is the nodal agency to supply power to Nepal from Tripura power projects.”
The electricity was being supplied to Bangladesh at Rs 5.50 per unit while the rate for Nepal is Rs 4.30 per unit.
“Electricity is now being supplied to Bangladesh, Nepal and most of the northeastern states from the 726 MW generation capacity OTPC power plant at Palatana, 65 km south of Agartala,” further said the engineer.