Nyadi Hydropower Project (30 MW) Connected To National Grid

April 29, 2022 | Investopaper

Nyadi Hydropower Project constructed on Ngadi River in Lamjung, has been connected to the national transmission line. After the successful testing of the electricity generation for five days, the project is connected to the national grid.

The project with capacity of 30 MW is built at Ngadi Khola in Marsyangdi Rural Municipality-6 Bahundanda, Lamjung. Currently, the electricity of the project is connected to the national grid through the excavated substation under the 220 KV Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line.  The electricity generated from the project will be connected to the NEA’s Bhulbhule-Madhyamsryandi 132 kV transmission line.

The project has the estimated cost of Rs 6.42 billion. The project is financed by Everest Bank, Nabil Bank, Global IME Bank, Himalayan Bank, Sunrise Bank and Hydropower Investment and Development Company.


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The project has been constructed by Chinese company- Chachiang Hydropower Construction and Installation Company. The construction of the project was started on Chaitra, 2073 BS. Based on the flow of the river, this project will generate 168 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually and sell it to Nepal Electricity Authority. The project has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) at Rs 4.80 paisa during the rainy season and Rs 8.40 paisa for the dry season. The rate will increase at an annual rate of 3 percent for eight years.

Ngadi, which was identified in 1993 under the Small Hydropower Master Plan, had an initial capacity of 2.8 MW. Later it was increased to 20 MW and then to 30 MW. BPC purchased the project from Ledco in 2006. The project is being constructed by Nyadi Hydropower Limited with 97.22 percent investment of Butwal Power Company and 2.78 percent investment of Lamjung Power Development Company.


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