New Delhi: Nepal has started exporting electricity to India from Saturday, as its generation of hydroelectricity increased with the onset of the monsoon in the country.
Nepal also exported hydroelectricity to India from June to November last year.
” We have initiated selling 600 MW hour electricity to India from Saturday as we saw a surplus in the production of electricity in the country,” said Suresh Bhattarai, spokesperson of Nepal Electricity Authority.
As per information, some time ago, Nepal was buying up to 400 MW of electricity from India to meet the domestic demand.
Usually, in winter, the demand for electricity increases in Nepal while in summer the demand decreases and supply increases.
Most Electricity production units in Nepal depend on river flow, so in summer and during monsoon, the Himalayan nation produces more electricity.
Last year, Nepal Nepal earned around 12 billion rupees from selling out electricity to India.
As the rain started with the onset of the monsoon, hydropower plants in Nepal have started producing excess electricity due to elevated water levels in Rivers.