Engineering firm Linxon on Friday said it has successfully commissioned Nepal's first 400-kilovolt gas insulated substation at Dhalkebar. The substation has facilitated the 400-kV Muzaffarpur (India)-Dhalkebar (Nepal) line.
"Linxon has successfully commissioned the first 400-kV GIS at Dhalkebar, Nepal, on behalf of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
"The operation of the Dhalkebar substation is an important milestone for Nepal's hydropower sector and is the first 400-kV substation to enter operation in the country," the company said in a statement.
The substation was energised to full capacity, allowing the 400-kV Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar line to come into operation on November 11, 2020, it said.
During an inauguration ceremony on February 1, 2021, the NEA presented a certificate of commendation to Linxon India Private Ltd for the successful completion. The certificate was given by Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.
Completion of this project will facilitate the transmission up to 1,000 megawatts of electricity through Nepal's first-ever high-voltage cross-border transmission line.