Upper Myagdi - I Hydropower Project - 53.5 MW

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Salient Features
  • Installed capacity: 53.5 MW
  • Project Location: Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Rural Municipalities, Myagdi district, Gandaki Province
  • Type of Scheme: Run of River (RoR)
  • Gross Head: 196.23 m
  • Net Rated Head: 181.48 m
  • Design Discharge: 33.6 m3/s
  • Net Annual Energy: 310.87 GWh
  • Headrace tunnel: 5500 m
  • Power Evacuation to: Proposed Dadakhet Substation (1 km from Powerhouse)
Project Brief

The project lies in the Myagdi river located at Myagdi District of Nepal. The entire project components are located along the left bank of Myagdi River between elevation of 1355 m and 1160m above mean sea level. The project is about 320 km road distance from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The Feasibility study and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the project have been completed already. Likewise, Generation License has also been obtained from Department of Electricity Development under Ministry of Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation. Currently, the project is in detail engineering design phase.


Project Strength

  1. Shortest transmission line to be constructed
  2. Already available access road to Project Area

Progress updates

  1. Feasibility Study completed
  2. Approval of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) obtained
  3. Generation License obtained
  4. Detail Engineering Design in progress

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.

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