November 6, 2020 | Investopaper
All the three projects in Kulekhani have been generating electricity as per the capacity to meet the increasing demand in electricity consumption.
The Kulekhani-I project has generated 60 MW of electricity, Kulekhani-II is generating 32 MW while the third project Kulekhani-III is generating 14 MW of electricity. In total, the three projects are generating a total of 106 MW of electricity and connecting it to central transmission.
Electricity generated from Kulekhani is currently being supplied to Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, Jhapa, Bhairahawa, Janakpur and Mahendranagar. However, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in Kathmandu is likely to cut the production of Kulekhani project if the supply of electricity in various cities decreases.
Kulekhani Hydroelectricity Project is the country’s only reservoir-based power project. The projects are supported by the Kulekhani Dam. It is a rock-fill dam on the Kulekhani River near Kulekhani in Makwanpur district of Narayani zone. The 114 m (374 ft) tall dam creates a reservoir called Indra Sarobar. It can store a maximum of 85,300,000 cubic metre of water.