Lower Jogmai Khola Hydropower Project - 6.2 MW

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Salient Features
  • Installed capacity: 6.2 MW
  • Project Location: Maijogmai Rural Municipality, Suryodaya Municipality and Ilam Municipality, Ilam district, Province-1
  • Type of Scheme: Run of River (RoR)
  • Gross Head: 133.1 m
  • Net Rated Head: 123.49 m
  • Design Discharge: 5.78 m3/s
  • Net Annual Energy: 35.92 GWh
  • Headrace pipe: 3006.7 m
  • Power Evacuation to: Godak Substation (4 km from Powerhouse)
Project Brief

Lower Jogmai Khola Hydropower Project is a simple Run-of-River type hydropower project located in Ilam District of eastern Nepal. The project lies at the end reach of Jogmai River within close proximity of Mai Beni Hydropower Project, where the river meets the Mai river. The Installed Capacity of the project is 6.2 MW. The project is easily accessible through a 3 km road from Mechi highway at Silpur which has been upgraded by the project. The project is in operation since Nov 1, 2021.

Progress Updates 

        • Updated Feasibility Study completed
        • Design review completed by International Consultant Integral S.A.
        • Detail Engineering Design completed
        • Financial Closure concluded with NMB Bank Ltd. as a lead bank and Nepal SBI Bank Ltd. as member bank
        • Overall Civil, Hydromechanical and Electromechanical Works completed
        • Testing and Commissioning completed
        • Commercial Operations started from Nov 1, 2021 (Kartik 15, 2078)
Key Milestones
Power Purchase Agreement – Mar 2018

Power Purchase Agreement was signed with Nepal Electricity Authority in March 2018.

Generation License – Jun 2019

Generation License was obtained from the Department of Electricity Development in June 2019.

Start of Construction – Jun 2019

The project embarked on construction in June 2019 after the award of civil works contract to CE construction.

Financial Closure – May 2019

Financial closure was concluded in May 2019 with NMB Bank Ltd. as a lead bank and Nepal SBI Bank Ltd. as a member bank.

Commercial Operation Date - Nov 2021

The Commercial Operation started from Nov 1, 2021 (Kartik 15, 2078).

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