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

Commitment Date

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

11 Mar 2010

Loan/Grant

Nepal

Energy

Ongoing

$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)