Dordikhola Hydropower Project (27 MW) Begins Trial Electricity Production

August 29, 2022 | Investopaper

The work of the Dordikhola Hydropower Project under construction in Lamjung has been completed. Himalayan Power Partner Limited (HPPL) is developing the project and has started the trial electricity generation from Sunday. With this, 27 MW of electricity will be added to the national transmission line from the project.

A power house is constructed on the bank of Marshyangdi River near Ramchowk Basin of Chiti, Besisahar Municipality-11. The generated electricity will be connected to the 132 KV substation under construction at Udipur.

The project, which started construction in Falgun, 2072 BS, had set a target of generating electricity on Bhadra 15, 2075 BS. However, there was delay in construction due to blockade, damage to machinery by the infiltration of water from the Marsyangdi River in the rainy season and COVID-19 turmoil.

Himalayan Power Partners had signed a PPA agreement with Nepal Electricity Authority on Ashar 1, 2069. As per the agreement, NEA will purchase electricity at Rs 8.40 in dry season and Rs 4.80 in rainy season.

The project will generate 147.69 gigawatts of electricity.

The project had initial estimation cost of Rs 3.86 billion. However, the cost is likely to increase to Rs 4.64 billion after the completion of the project.

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About Dordikhola Hydropower Project

The dam site of the project has a gross head of 212 meters. There is a power house in Ramchowk Basin of Besisahar Municipality-11. Rasuwa Construction Company had the responsibility of the construction of the dam and power house, Machhapuchchhre Metal and Machinery Company of the pipeline and the construction of the tunnel was the responsibility of Multi Infrastructure Development Company.

Nrn infrastructure and development limited has 35.70 percent share in HPPL. Likewise, IME Group possesses 34.3 percent share while the general public have 30 percent ownership in the company.

Apart from this, four other projects are under construction in the Dordikhola corridor where 27 MW Dordikhola hydropower project has been constructed. About a dozen projects are under construction in the district.

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