NEA issues load shedding schedule in Jumla

Kathmandu: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has clarified that electricity can be provided in Jumla only for seven and a half hours daily. After the news of load shedding in Jumla became public, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has set a new schedule to supply electricity to Jumla for seven and a half hours daily.

NEA, which had been supplying electricity to Jumla for a day before the national transmission grid was not available, has claimed that it has announced a schedule to provide electricity for seven and a half hours daily. NEA has set a new schedule of supplying electricity for seven hours daily from one group and seven and a half hours from another.

NEA has been supplying electricity to Jumla district headquarters and surrounding areas by generating electricity from two units with 110/110 kW connected capacity.

As the water level in the river decreases in winter, the project currently generates only 130 to 145 kw of electricity. NEA’s Executive Director Hitendra Dev Shakya said that the new arrangement has been made so that the consumers can use electricity on a daily basis by balancing the demand and supply.

“There has been talk of NEA carrying out load shedding in Jumla but the reality is not like that. The power supply has been restored on a daily basis and we are aware that the locals are happy with it,” he said.

NEA Jumla Distribution Center Chief Gaurav Pandey informed that the power house will be operational after 6 pm and power supply will be provided till 2 pm.

A 33 kV transmission line is under construction from Dailekh to Kalikot to supply electricity through the national transmission grid to Kalikot, Humla, Dolpa, Jumla, and Mugu in Karnali.