India Strengthens its Position as an Electricity Exporter

India has gradually strengthened its position as an electricity exporting nation. India is now exporting power to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar.

Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, the minister for Power, R.K. Singh, stated, “India is currently supplying around 660 MW power to Bangladesh and it would increase by 840 MW after completion of additional transmission links.”

Singh also added, “India is currently supplying around 490 MW power to Nepal and it would further increase by 300 – 400 MW with the operation of 132 kV D/c Dhalkebar – Muzzafarpur line at 400 kV. India is also supplying about 2 – 3 MW of power from Manipur to Myanmar through 11 kV transmission line from Moreh in Manipur to Tomu town in Myanmar.”

Published in Mercom India, 20th July, 2018