Grid Development Business Group
Grid Development Business Group is responsible for reinforcement and expansion of 66 kV and above voltage level transmission system including the cross border transmission lines and substations. It is headed by a General Manager. The organization structure of the Business Group consists of Transmission Line Construction Department 220kV and above voltage level, Transmission Line Construction Department up to 132kV and Power Development Projects, each headed by a Director.
In response to the perceived energy crisis, Government of Nepal introduced a 38-point Electricity Crisis Resoluti on Action Plan in Poush 2065 (January 2009) in order to alleviate the acute power shortages problem faced by nation. A key part of the Action Plan included construction of many transmission lines to ease out the congestion and facilitate the smooth transfer of power to be generated by planned hydropower stations The Action Plan included construction of Bardaghat-Bharatpur, Marsyangdi-Kathmandu and Bharatpur- Hetauda 220 kV transmission lines and the development of Kali Gandaki, Kabeli, Singati -Lamosangu, Sunkoshi-Dolkha and Dhnakuta- Tirtire transmission line corridors along with 29 numbers of new 132/220/400 kV transmission lines with total line length of 2,255 km. To address the construction of transmission networks on a priority, Grid Development was established.