Component 1-Energy Access: Facilitating Access to Clean Energy. Component 1 consists of (i) constructing the Middle MarsyangdiDamauli Marsyangdi transmission line and associated facilities to strengthen the evacuation of power from the 70 megawatt (MW) Marsyangdi hydropower station, (ii) constructing the second circuit of the Butwal Kohalpur transmission line to improve cross-border power import capacity, and (iii) constructing and expanding the Chapali and Matatirtha substations and installation of capacitor banks to strengthen the capability of the transmission network to transfer power.
" 132 kV transmission line length increased by 248 km and grid substation capacity increased by 172 MVA- Line Length: 208 km (BKK-185 km, MDD 23 km) S/S Capacity: 52 MVA
Component 2- Energy Access Quality Enhancement: Component 2 consists of constructing eight primary distribution substations and three switching stations to strengthen the electricity systems ability to connect new consumers and to improve the quality of electricity supply to existing consumers.
" Distribution substation capacity increased by 64 MVA-
Distribution substations at Mirchaiya, Baniyani, Paraul and Barathawa and Moolpani (8MVA each) have been charged. Most of the works in other remaining substations are being completed.
Component 3-Clean Energy Plant Improvement: Clean Energy Plant Improvement. Component 3 involves rehabilitating two small-scale run-of-river hydropower plants at Marsyangdi (69 MW) and Gandak (15 MW) to increase the efficiency.Weir Control and Excitation system for Marsyangdi and TRCM for Ganda HPP replacement-
Weir Control System has been installed at Marsyangdi HPP. Excitation system replaced in Marsyangdi HPP. Trash rack panels delivered, TRCM dispatched from Germany and now being transported to Nepal from Kolkota.
Component 4- Supply Side Energy Efficiency Improvement: Under this component, pilot project will be implemented to rebuild selected distribution feeders and low-voltage networks which have unacceptably high losses, using international best practice to reduce both technical and commercial losses. Sixteen 11 kV feeders and downstream networks in Kathmandu valley and Birgunj corridor are being replaced- Some of the procured lot have been delivered on site and installation ongoing. Work delayed in Birgunj due to unrest in Tarai.
Component 5-Energy Efficiency in Lighting: involves distributing approximately 1 million compact fluorescent lamps to households and implementation support to improve energy efficiency in lighting.
-CFL distribution is complete.
Component 6-Renewable Energy for Street Lighting: Component 6 consists of the installation of 1,000 solar and solar-wind streetlights in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, and Lalitpur municipal areas to reduce the burden on the main electricity grid- 1,501 PV solar street lights have been installed in Kathmandu valley. 100 kWp solar gird tied system installed in NEA training centre,60 kWp in Bir Hospital (50 kWp grid connected system + 10 kWp solar backup systems)
Component 7-Capacity Building: Component 7 involves assisting the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) by providing expert services to formulate, design, and implement publicprivate partnerships (PPPs) in three identified distribution areas, and capacity building and implementation support to the NEA for component - Consultant prepared a report to implement public private partnerships (PPPs) in distribution centers of NEA