Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

India’s Power Export To Neighboring Countries Surpasses Import For The First Time Ever

Published on 29 March, 2017 at 5:14 pm By

India electricity exports surpassed its imports for the first time ever in the country’s history since independence.

According to the Central Electricity Authority, a Government of India authority dealing in cross border electricity trade, India exported around 5,798 million units to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar in 2016-17 period.


Advertisement

At the same time, India imported around 5,585 million units from Bhutan, which is 213 million units less than exports.

 

A power plant in Bangladesh. WikimediaCommons



India’s exports to Nepal and Bangladesh increased to 2.5 and 2.8 times, respectively, in last three years.

The cross-border trade of electricity has mostly resulted in India importing power from Bhutan. Though India has been exporting electricity to Nepal, it has been marginal.

Electricity export to Nepal increased significantly in 2016 with the commissioning of Muzaffarpur– Dhalkhebar 400kV line in 2016. Around 600 MW power is being exported to Bangladesh.

 


Advertisement

India has been steadily constructing cross-border electrical lines for better trade with neighboring countries on the back of a rising power generation capability at home.

Advertisement

Latest Stories

After ‘Patal Lok’, Anushka Sharma’s ‘Bulbul’ Is Ready To Stream On Netflix On June 24

After ‘Patal Lok’, Anushka Sharma’s ‘Bulbul’ Is Ready To Stream On Netflix On June 24


Martin Guptill Again Called ‘G**du’ To Yuzvendra Chahal, This Is How The Spinner Responds

Martin Guptill Again Called ‘G**du’ To Yuzvendra Chahal, This Is How The Spinner Responds


After Sending Migrants Back To Their Home, Sonu Sood Is Winning Hearts On Twitter With His Hilarious Replies

After Sending Migrants Back To Their Home, Sonu Sood Is Winning Hearts On Twitter With His Hilarious Replies


Want To Know How Many Versions of Ramayan Did Ramanand Sagar Read Before Making The Show?

Want To Know How Many Versions of Ramayan Did Ramanand Sagar Read Before Making The Show?


Yuvraj, Gambhir and Dhawan Lash Out On Shahid Afridi After His Remarks Against PM Modi

Yuvraj, Gambhir and Dhawan Lash Out On Shahid Afridi After His Remarks Against PM Modi


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From Business

Popular on The Web