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in News - 06 Apr, 2017
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India Turns From Importer To New Exporter Of Electricity

According to the Power Ministry, for the very first time, India has become a net exporter of electricity during the April to February period of this fiscal year. From being a net importer of electricity, India has become a net exporter of electricity to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

During the current year 2016 to 2017 (April to February) India managed to export about 5,798 million units to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar which is 213 million units more than the import of 5,585 units from Bhutan. Export of electricity to Nepal and Bangladesh has increased by 2.5 and 2.8 times respectively over the last 3 years.

When cross border trade of electricity started in the mid 80’s, India was an importer of power from Bhutan but it was marginally exporting electricity to Nepal through a radial mode at 33 kV and 132 kV from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. On the average, Bhutan has supplied India about 5,000 to 5,500 million units.

On the other hand, India was exporting about 190 MW power to Nepal through 12 cross border interconnections at 11 kV, 33 kV and 132 kV levels. With the commissioning of Muzaffarpur (India) – Dhalkhebar (Nepal) 400 kV line operating at 132 kV in 2016, the export of power to Nepal increased by about 145 MW.

The export of power to Bangladesh from India achieved a further boost with the commissioning of a first cross border interconnection between Baharampur (India) and Bheramara (Bangladesh) at 400 kV in September 2013. This was further augmented with the commissioning of a second cross border interconnection between Surjyamaninagar (Tripura, India) and South Comilla (Bangladesh). At present, India is exporting about 600 MW power to Bangladesh.

India’s power exports to Nepal are also expected to increase by about 145 MW over the 132 kV Katiya (Bihar) and Kusaha (Nepal) and 132 kV Raxaul (Bihar) and Parwanipur (Nepal).

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