Most of Nepal's electricity grid has evolved in a piecemeal way, with electricity generation mainly coming from hydroelectric projects located in remote valleys scattered throughout the mountains. The country lacks major connectivity in the grid, and as a result, the supply of power to major centers remains limited.
Under this project, DT Global will help design and construct the core part of the national grid, including three new substations and 300 km of 400,000-volt transmission lines. DT Global’s specific role is in supporting the environmental and social safeguards. With high economic values attached to agricultural land and high environmental values attached to the remaining forests, determining and safeguarding optimal locations and routes requires considerable investigation and careful assessment.
Goals and results for this project include: