December 29, 2020 | Investopaper
Siddhi Hydropower Project (6.5 MW) will come into operation from Siddhikhola of Ilam. Siddhi Hydro will operate in Rong village and in Siddhikhola, which flows through the border of Suryodaya municipality. The construction has been started to complete the project by Shrawan 2078 BS.
Head tanks have been constructed near Kharbani of Rong-6 and Suryodaya Municipality-5. A power house will be constructed at Rambhede by extending the pipeline from Sungtung and Rambhede of Rong-6 below 3600 meters. It is estimated that it will cost around Rs 1.20 billion to generate electricity by installing two Pelton turbines.
Earlier, Lumbini Hydro had planned to generate 10.2 megawatts of electricity in the river, but it has started preparations to generate 6.5 megawatts of electricity due to low water level in the river. An access road from Rambhang to the head tank and power house has been constructed for the operation of the project. The electricity generated from here will be taken to the transmission line in Fikkal and connected to the national transmission line.
The locals are even happy after the construction of hydropower in the village. More than a dozen hydropower plants are in operation in various rivers of Ilam.