March 30, 2021 | Investopaper
A study has been started on the initiative of the local level to generate electricity by using the water discharge flowing into the Kaligandaki River. The proposed Kaligandaki Reservoir Hydropower Project, which is said to generate 844 MW of electricity, is the largest hydropower project in Nepal. It will produce 3075.12 GWh of electricity annually.
With the aim of constructing a storage based hydropower project by blocking the Kaligandaki River flowing from Baglung, Parbat and Gulmi districts, an environmental impact assessment has been started after a preliminary study.
The Department of Electricity Development entrusted the study to SMEC International of Australia and Jade Consult Nepal as consultants through a global tender.
The project is being carried out to include Baglung Municipality of Baglung District, Kushma Municipality, Jaljala Rural Municipality, Phalewas Municipality, Bihadi Rural Municipality, Paiyu Rural Municipality of Parbat District, and Kaligandaki Rural Municipality of Gulmi.
The dam will be constructed in Bihadi Rural Municipality-6 of Parbat district and Kaligandaki Rural Municipality of Gulmi district. By constructing a 250 meter high dam in Bihadi, water will be collected up to Kushma Municipality-1 Nayapul of Parbat District.