Upper Myagdi - 1 Hydropower Project - 53.5 MW

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Salient Features

•    Installed Capacity: 53.5 MW
•    Project Location: Dhaulagiri and Malika Rural Municipalities, Myagdi District, Gandaki Province
•    Types of Scheme: Peaking Run of River (PRoR)
•    Gross Head: 212.50 m
•    Net Rated Head: 192.80 m
•    Design Discharge (at 39.4% PoE): 32.04 m3/s
•    Net Annual Energy: 313.90 GWh
•    Headrace Tunnel: 5,790 m
•    Power Evacuation to: Dadakhet Substation (1.5 km from Powerhouse)

Project Brief

The Project lies in the Myagdi River located at the Myagdi District of Nepal. The entire Project Components are located along the left bank of Myagdi River between elevation of 1386 m and 1171.5 m above mean sea level. The project is about 320 km road distance in North-West of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The Feasibility study and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the project have already been completed. Likewise, Generation License has also been obtained from Department of Electricity Development under the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation. Currently, the project is in Detail Engineering Design Phase. 

Progress updates

  • Project Feasibility Study is completed
  • Approval of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been obtained
  • Generation License Obtained
  • Detail Engineering Design in progress
  • Geophysical  and Geotechnical Investigation of the Project is completed 
  • Laboratory analysis of suspended sediment samples is completed
  • Feasibility and Brief Environmental Study (BES) for 33 kV TRL for Construction Power is completed
  • 16.15 km of project access road track is completed 
  • Design of Bailey Bridge at Powerhouse over Marang Khola is completed
  • Land acquisition of private land for permanent structure is ongoing
Key Milestones
EIA Approval - May 2019

Approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report obtained in May 2019.

Generation License - February 2020

Generation License was obtained from the Department of Electricity Development in February 2020.

Transmission line Survey License Obtained - Dec 2020

Transmission line Survey License Obtained from Department of Electricity Department in December 2020.

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