Hydropower

PANCHESHWAR MULTIPURPOSE PROJECT : A Mega-dam Project Long Overdue

 PANCHESHWAR MULTIPURPOSE PROJECT : A Mega-dam Project Long Overdue

The Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project (PMP) is a project proposed under the treaty between Nepal and India on Integrated Development of Mahakali barrage to reap the benefits through the generation of . . . Read more »


BEGNAS-RUPA PUMPED-STORAGE HYDROPOWER PROJECT : Opening New Doors of Opportunity in Hydropower Development

BEGNAS-RUPA PUMPED-STORAGE HYDROPOWER PROJECT : Opening New Doors of Opportunity in Hydropower Development

The successful implementation of this project will be important for garnering knowledge about the maximum utilisation of the country's water resources and topography for hydropower . . . Read more »


PHARPING HYDROPOWER PROJECT : A Legacy of Challenges in Nepal’s Hydropower Sector Development

 PHARPING HYDROPOWER PROJECT : A Legacy of Challenges in Nepal’s Hydropower Sector Development

110 years down the line, hydropower sector in Nepal faces similar challenges that the oldest project had faced during its construction. While Pharping Hydropower Project demonstrates that hydropower . . . Read more »


TAMOR RESERVOIR PROJECT : A Lesson in FAILURE

TAMOR RESERVOIR PROJECT : A Lesson in FAILURE

July 2021   
There is no doubt that large reservoir projects are indispensable for the sustainability of Nepal's hydro resource-based electricity system. Similarly, the development of reservoir-based hydropower . . . Read more »


UPPER TAMAKOSHI : Nepal’s Largest HEP Nears Completion

UPPER TAMAKOSHI : Nepal’s Largest HEP Nears Completion

June 2021   
Christian Ulhar, an Austrian native, first identified the Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project in 1990 while he was studying Nepal’s mountain region. His pre-feasibility study concluded that the . . . Read more »


CHAMELIYA HYDROPOWER PROJECT : COSTLY DELAY

CHAMELIYA HYDROPOWER PROJECT : COSTLY DELAY

May 2021   
It took 10 years for the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to develop the 30-MW Chameliya Hydropower Project. The project epitomises the troubles that energy projects pursued by the government . . . Read more »


CHILIME HYDROPOWER : A Role Model for Utilising Domestic Resources to Develop Power Projects

 CHILIME HYDROPOWER : A Role Model for Utilising Domestic Resources to Develop Power Projects

April 2021   
The success of Chilime also makes a strong case for why the NEA should provide a better purchase rate for other hydropower . . . Read more »


BUDHI GANGA Hydropower Project in Limbo

BUDHI GANGA Hydropower Project in Limbo

March 2021   
Budhi Ganga Hydropower Project, located in Achham district on the Budhi Ganga River, was first identified as a peaking run-of-river hydroelectric project in 1996. Its feasibility study was completed . . . Read more »


Betan Karnali: A Project of Huge Risks and Returns

Betan Karnali: A Project of Huge Risks and Returns

Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has been forcing banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to speedily increase their investment in hydropower projects. However, Nepali BFIs are complaining that they are being . . . Read more »


Attracting FDI in HEP and Executing PPA in Foreign Currency

Attracting FDI in HEP and Executing PPA in Foreign Currency

Hydropower projects have been identified as the major attractive ventures for FDI given the export potential of hydroelectricity in the sub-continent and constricted investment capacity of Nepali . . . Read more »


Chilime Hydropower Company Limited : Commitment for Sustainable Hydropower Development

Chilime Hydropower Company Limited : Commitment for Sustainable Hydropower Development

Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (CHCL) was incorporated in 1995 with an objective of hydroelectricity generation through optimum utilisation of resources within the country. Nepal Electricity . . . Read more »


Arun Valley HDCL : First Hydropower Initiative of Nepali Investors

Arun Valley HDCL : First Hydropower Initiative of Nepali Investors

Established on March 12, 1998, Arun Valley Hydropower Development Company Limited (AVHDCL) is the first private sector initiative in Nepal by Nepali investors to produce hydroelectricity. The company . . . Read more »


Kulekhani: Nepal's Only Reservoir-based Hydel Project

Kulekhani: Nepal's Only Reservoir-based Hydel Project

July 2017   
Kulekhani Hydroelectricity Project is the country's only reservoir-based power project so far. The two operational projects (60 MW Kulekhani I and 32 MW Kulekhani II) are supported by the Kulekhani . . . Read more »


APC: From Hydro to Solar Power

APC: From Hydro to Solar Power

June 2017   
Established on June 19, 2003, Api Power Company (APC) was transformed into a public limited company on July 21, 2003. Besides producing hydroelectricity, generating power from renewable sources is . . . Read more »


Nepal and India
Two Natural Partners for Power Trade

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18px">Nepal and India<br /> Two Natural Partners for Power Trade</span></p>

March 2017   
The Nepal-India power cooperation started decades ago. Since the construction of the 1MW Fewa 1 hydropower project, the first hydropower project with Indian assistance, in the late sixies, the two . . . Read more »


FDI in Hydropower : A Spur to the Nepali Hydropower Development

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company (NWEDC), the developer of 216MW Upper Trishuli-1 Hydropower Project and Independent Power Producers’ Association- Nepal (IPPAN) and International Finance Corporation . . . Read more »


Networking Nepal’s Power Pylons

Networking Nepal’s Power Pylons

In these times of sustainability, innovation and climate change, the approach to building Greenfield transmission lines demands careful attention to the minutest detail especially in the face of the . . . Read more »