71-MW Nilgiri Second ‘Cascade’ Hydropower Project Begins Testing for Electricity Production

January 29, 2024 | Investopaper

In Annapurna rural municipality-4, Narchang of Myagdi, the Nilgiri second ‘Cascade’, with a capacity of 71 MW, has begun testing for electricity production. It is the largest hydropower project till date in the district.

The construction of dams, tunnels, powerhouses, transmission lines, and switchyards is complete, and testing of the physical structure, including pouring water into the descender, has also completed.

The Nilgiri Cascade is developed by Nilgiri Hydropower, with interconnected infrastructure allowing water from the 38.7 MW Nilgiri First Power Plant to flow into the Cascade tunnel.

The 4,275 meter long tunnel has been plastered and finished. The construction of the tunnel was started from 2076 BS. A power plant has been constructed at Dobhan in Narchang.

The electricity generated from Niligiri Khola will be connected to the central grid through a 220 KV capacity Dana substation. A transmission line of 220 KV capacity of 7.4 km distance connecting Dana sub station has been constructed.

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