GE wins an order for the construction of three 400 kV Gas-Insulated Substations in Nepal

by Mar 25, 2021

GE has won a contract by Nepal Electricity Authority to upgrade three 220 kV Gas-Insulated Substations located in Khimti, Barhabise and Lapsiphedi in Nepal to 400 kV. This multi-million dollar order is a Nepal South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power Transmission and Distribution Project funded by the Asian Development Bank as well as Nepal’s government.

The project will enhance Nepal’s power transmission capacity by adding approximately 1 GW of renewable energy onto the country’s grid, resulting in an access to reliable hydro-generated electricity for the previously electricity deprived areas of Nepal.

Back in 2016, the Nepal’s government planned to install an additional 10 GW of generation capacity over the next 10 years and export the excess electricity to neighboring countries. These plans demanded the immediate upgrade and expansion of the country’s transmission systems.

The upgrade in Nepal will include full substation automation along with relay panels and high-quality substation equipment that will be manufactured and supplied at GE’s Grid Solutions’ factories in India located in Padappai, Hosur, Noida and Pallavaram. Link to the news: