Talks of loadshedding rumours baseless: NEANepal Electricity Authority (NEA) refuted rumours that the state-owned electricity utility body is continuing loadshedding anywhere in the country. In a press statement released on Sunday, it also confirmed that loadshedding will not happen anytime soon in the Kathmandu valley and across the country.
Published at : March 26, 2018
Updated at : March 26, 2018 08:23
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) refuted rumours that the state-owned electricity utility body is continuing loadshedding anywhere in the country. In a press statement released on Sunday, it also confirmed that loadshedding will not happen anytime soon in the Kathmandu valley and across the country.
Kulman Ghising, managing director of NEA, said that power supply has been maintained to all customers except for a few hours of loadshedding a day to industrial customers. He said, “Customers should not misconstrue power cut resulting from technical issues for several hours as a loadshedding.”
NEA informed that electrical supply was encountering technical issues such as tripping of transmission line and distribution caused by winds and dry season.
Although instances of tripping were frequent in the past during the time of
loadshedding, customers regarded such power outage as loadshedding and disregarded it. NEA informed that teams of employees are ready across the country to solve such technical issues around the clock.
“Technical issues such as land cables affected by expansion of road and pipes of drinking water and shifting of poles and transformers had led to power cut in nearby areas,” said Ghising.
Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsa Man Pun had directed NEA to make the power supply regular by solving technical issues quickly and efficiently.
Prabal Adhikari, spokesperson of NEA, said that it is giving high priority to change conductors to make power supply reliable and increase the capacity of feeders and transformers to according to power demand to avoid tripping.
“Power cut could have resulted while repairing sub-station that faced overloads. NEA is active towards reducing maintenance time as much as possible resume power supply,” said Adhikari.