Energy Access and Efficiency Improvement Project

The project aims to increase access to electricity across Nepal—strengthening the grid electrification rate and generation capacity for domestic use—by creating reliable and energy-efficient power supplies. Strengthening the transmission network promotes cross-border energy exports, while strengthening distribution networks will facilitate additional consumer connections and increased energy efficiency.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval27 Nov 2009
Funding TypeLoan/Grant
CountryNepal
SectorEnergy
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$93.70 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Construction of Middle Marshyangdi-Marshyangdi 132 kV line, Butwal-Kohalpur 132 kV line second circuit, and Chapali grid substation; expansion of Matatirtha grid substation; and installation of capacitor banks.

Construction of eight primary distribution substations and three distribution switching stations and rebuilding of 11 kV feeders and relevant low-voltage networks 

Rehabilitation of Marshyangdi and Gandak hydropower stations

FINANCING

$65 million (Asian Development Bank)

$24.2 million (Government of Nepal)

$4.2 million (Clean Energy Fund)

$300,000 (Climate Change Fund)