July 31, 2022 | Investopaper
Liberty Energy Limited will construct the 24.6 MW Badigad Hydroelectric Project. The project will be built in Badigad river which flows through Baglung and Gulmi district.
The process of obtaining the construction license has reached the final stage. According to the department of Electricity development, preparations are being made to issue the construction license to the promoter company on the basis of the environmental impact assessment report approved by the Ministry of Forests and the study report of the project.
The department has issued a 35-day notice seeking opinions/suggestions from the stakeholders regarding the adverse effects that may occur during the construction and operation of the project.
The project is a run-of-the-river (ROR) type project. The main structure of the project will be located on the left bank of Badigad river. The water will be returned from the intake and will be taken to the powerhouse via the 6.98 km headrace tunnel of the project through a 376 meter penstock pipe.
The company aims to complete the construction work of the project and produce electricity by 2084 BS.
The project will produce 145.73 gigawatt hours of electricity annually. The generated electricity will be connected to Nepal Electricity Authority’s Burtibang substation, which is 8 km away. The company will build the necessary transmission line up to the substation.