34

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Application for Survey License Projects

29

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Application for Generation License Projects

208

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Under Construction Hydropower Projects

94

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Live Hydropower Projects

289

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No. of Rivers with Hydropower Projects

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About Nepal Water Resource Portal

The Nepal Water Resource Portal provides a complete picture of Nepal’s water resources and its varied uses. It is a database of all major and minor rivers and river basins along with operational, under construction and under survey hydropower projects on these rivers. In addition, the website includes irrigation projects and groundwater level across the country, giving a spatial representation of Nepal’s water resource and its utilities.


The team working on the portal was inspired by the lack of composite information on how water resources are used or at times even exploited. This portal, therefore, provides a tool to analyze water resources and the development of a region. It uses GIS to locate the infrastructure projects on each river, within the administrative boundaries along with the salient features of those projects, bringing to light the developmental trajectory of our rivers.

River with Hydropower Projects

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13

Projects

Seti Khola

Kaski

  • Seti- II Small Hydropower Project
  • Seti Khola Hydropower Project
  • Seti Hydropower Project
  • Setikhola Hydroelectric Project
  • Setikhola Hydroelectric Project
  • Tanahu Hydroelectric Project
  • Seti Khola HPP
  • Super Seti HEP
  • Bajhang Upper Seti HEP
  • Karuwa Seti HEP
  • Phewa Hydropower Project
  • Upper Seti-1 HEP
  • Supreme Middle Seti HEP
mai khola

11

Projects

Mai Khola

Ilam,Mahottari,Sindhuli

  • Mai Khola Hydropower Project
  • Mai Hydropower Project
  • Mai Cascade Hydropower Station
  • Upper Mai C Hydroelectric Project
  • Mai Cascade Hydropower Project
  • Upper Mai Hydroelectric Project
  • Super Mai-A Hydropower Project
  • Mai Beni Hydropower Project
  • Super Mai Khola Cascade Hydropower Project
  • Super Mai Hydropower Project
  • Mai Third HPP
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10

Projects

Trishuli River

Chitwan,Dhading,Gorkha,Makawanpur,Nuwakot,Rasuwa,Tanahu

  • Middle Trishuli Ganga Nadi Hydropower Project
  • Upper Trishuli 3A Hydropower Project
  • Super Trishuli Hydropower Project
  • Devighat Hydropower Station
  • Trishuli Hydropower Station
  • Upper Trishuli 3B Hydropower Project
  • Trishuli Galchhi Hydropower Project
  • Upper Trishuli-1 Hydropower Project
  • Upper Trishuli-2 Hydropower Project
  • Upper Trishuli Khola HPP
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10

Projects

Tamor River

Dhankuta,Panchthar,Sindhuli,Taplejung,Terhathum

  • Tamor Mewa Hydropower Project
  • Middle Tamor Hydropower Project
  • Upper Tamor Hydropower Project
  • Tamor Storage
  • Tamor Storage
  • Tamor Storage
  • Tamor Storage
  • Tamor Storage
  • Tamor Storage
  • Ghunsa-Tamor HEP
mai khola

9

Projects

Modi Khola

Kaski,Parbat

  • Upper Modi A Hydropower Project
  • Upper Modi Hydropower Cascade Project
  • Modikhola Hydropower Station
  • Lower Modi 1 Hydropower Project
  • Lower Modi Khola Hydropower Project
  • Middle Modi
  • Lower Modi-II Cascade Hydropower Project
  • Landruk Modi HEP
  • Machhapuchhre Modi HEP
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8

Projects

Hewa Khola

Panchthar,Sankhuwasabha

  • Hewa A Small Hydroelectric Project
  • Hewa Khola Small Hydropower Project
  • Hewa Khola A Hydropower Project
  • Lower Hewa Hydropower Project
  • Upper Hewa Hydropower Project
  • Super Hewa Hydropower Project
  • Lower Hewa Khola-A HPP
  • Hewa Khola (Chainpur) HEP
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8

Projects

Kali Gandaki River

Baglung,Chitwan,Gulmi,Mustang,Myagdi,Nawalparasi_E,Palpa,Parbat,Syangja,Tanahu

  • Tanchhahara Small Hydropower Project
  • Kali Gandaki-Kowan Hydropower Project
  • Gulandi Khola Small Hydropower
  • Kaligandaki A Hydropower Station
  • Kaligandaki Upper Hydropower Project
  • Kaligandaki Gorge Hydropower Project
  • Middle Kaligandaki Hydropower Project
  • Tiplyang Kaligandaki HEP
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8

Projects

Marsyangdi River

Baglung,Chitwan,Gorkha,Lamjung,Manang,Palpa,Tanahu

  • Upper Marsyangdi- 2 Hydropower Project
  • Upper Marsyangdi 1 Hydropower Project
  • Marsyangdi Besi Hydropower Project
  • Lower Manang Marsyangdi Hydropower Project
  • Manang Marsyangdi Hydropower Project
  • Marsyangdi Hydropower Station
  • Middle Marsyangdi Hydropower Station
  • Upper Marsyangdi A
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8

Projects

Likhu Khola

Nuwakot

  • Likhu -1 Hydropower Project
  • Likhu -2 Hydropower Project
  • Likhu Khola 'A' Hydropower Project
  • Likhu 4 A Cascade Hydroelectric Project
  • Middle Likhu Small Hydroelectric Project
  • Likhu-4 Hydropower Project
  • Lower Likhu Hydropower Project
  • Likhu Khola Hydropower Project
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8

Projects

Kabeli Khola

Panchthar,Taplejung

  • Kabeli B - 1 Hydropower Project
  • Kabeli-A Hydropower Project
  • Super Kabeli Khola HPP
  • Kabeli B1 Cascade HPP
  • Upper Kabeli HPP
  • Upper Kabeli-2 HPP
  • Super Kabeli Khola A
  • Kabeli-3 HEP
mai khola

7

Projects

Madi Khola

Baglung,Bajura,Pyuthan,Rolpa

  • Namarjun Madi Hydropower Project
  • Madi-Bhorletar Hydropower Project
  • Super Madi Hydropower Project
  • Madi Storage Hydroelectric Project
  • Upper Madi Hydropower Project
  • Bajra Madi Hydropower Project
  • Gapuche Madi Nadi HEP
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7

Projects

Piluwa Khola

Sankhuwasabha

  • Lower Piluwa Hydropower Project
  • Down Piluwa Hydropower Project
  • Upper Piluwa Khola-2 Small Hydropower Project
  • Upper Piluwa Hills Small Hydropower Project
  • Piluwa Khola Small Hydropower Project
  • Upper Piluwa-1
  • Upper Piluwa 3 HPP

Hydropower Projects

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Andhi Khola Hydroelectric Center

Syangja, Gandaki

Andhikhola plant is under operation since 1991 with an installed capacity of 5.1 MW. The power plant had 3 Pelton turbines of 1.7 MW each. The project was built under the aegis of UMN with old used equipments from Norway. The Andhikhola Project is a basin transfer project wherein water from Andhikhola river is drawn from a point not so far from Andhikhola – Kaligandaki confluence and after generation of power is discharged into Kaligandaki river. The upgradation works started in 2067 and completed construction at the end of 2072. The commercial operation date (COD) has been achieved in 22nd Chaitra 2072. After the upgradation, addition 4.3 MW power and 30 GWh of annual energy generation have been added to the Integrated Nepal Power System (INPS). The power is being evacuated by 132/33 kV substation newly built by NEA at Rangkhola, Syangja. The project was financed by International Financing Corporation (IFC) and Mega Bank Limited, Nepal.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 1991-06-01
  • Installed Capacity : 9.4 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of- River
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Jhimruk Hydropower Plant

Pyuthan

The Jhimruk hydropower plant is a 12 MW run-of-river plant built and commissioned in 1994. Owned and operated by Butwal Power Company (BPC), Jhimruk is located in the Pyuthan district inthe Mid-Western Regionof Nepal. The project benefits from a 205 m net head caused by the water diversion from the Jhimruk river to the Madi River. Both rivers meet around 30 km downstream.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 1984-08-01
  • Installed Capacity : 12.5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of River with daily Pondage
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Puwa Khola Hydropower Station

Illam

Puwa Khola Hydropower Station, run of river type, located at Golakharka, Ilam having installed capacity of 6.2 MW and annual design generation of 48 GWh was commissioned in 1999 AD. It was jointly developed by Government of Nepal and NEA at a cost of USD 15.7 million. It is the only sizable hydropower plant NEA has in the Eastern part of Nepal. The station has two units each with 3.1 MW. The cumulative generation of the station has reached 357.13 GWh till 2011/12 from its first run. The station has generated 31.55 GWh in FY 2010/11 and 28.33 GWh in FY 2011/12 with a decrease of 10.2%. The generation from the station contributed 0.68% of the total energy in INPS in 2011/12.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2004-04-04
  • Installed Capacity : 6.2 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of River
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Modikhola Hydropower Station

Dimuwa, Parbat

Modikhola Hydropower Station is run of river and is located at Dimuwa, Parbat having installed capacity of 14.8 MW and annual design generation of 92.5 GWh. It was commissioned in 2000 AD and developed in assistance from EDCF (Korea), Government of Nepal and NEA at a cost of USD 30 million. The performance of the plant is largely unsatisfactory during rainy season compared to other identical hydropower stations in spite of being a relatively new plant. Modi Khola has a high content of abrasive sediments. Due to reported sub-optimal design of the headworks, the existing sediment handling facilities are inadequately prompting intrusion of abrasive sediments into turbines and thereby eroding turbines, butterfly valves, and wicket gates along with other allied facilities such as combined bearing coolers. The station also lacks adequate spare parts to carry out the repair and maintenance works. The ongoing rehabilitation project is expected to address these problems. The cumulative generation of the station has now reached 610.41 GWh till 2011/12 from its first run. The station has generated 59.96 GWh in FY 2010/11 and 34.61 GWh in FY 2011/12 with a decrease of 42.28%. The generation from the station contributed 0.83% of the total energy in the INPS in 2011/12.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2000-12-01
  • Installed Capacity : 14.8 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of River
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Kaligandaki A Hydropower Station

Beltari, Syangja

Kaligandaki A Hydropower Station, located at Beltari, Syangja is the largest power station in Nepal with an installed capacity of 144 MW with 3 units each having capacity of 48 MW. It is a six hours peaking run-of-river type power station having an annual design generation of 842 GWh and was commissioned in 2002. Aided by favorable river discharge and increasing load in the western region, it exceeded the target and design generation in FY 2011/12. This also indicated that with rigorous operation practice in the intake area, timely repair activities and proper operational support, generation can be increased even further. The cumulative generation of the station till F/Y 2011/12 has reached 6,960.431 GWh from the first run. The plant recorded the highest generation of 860.754 GWh so far in F/Y 2011/12 which is an increase of 11.0% compared to that of the previous year and has a share of 20.6% of the total energy in INPS in FY 2011/2012.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2002-07-29
  • Installed Capacity : 144 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Peaking Run-of-River
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Upper Bhotekoshi Hydroelectric Project

Sindhupalchok

Bhote Koshi Power Company Private Limited (BKPC) owns and operates the Upper Bhote Koshi Hydroelectric Project (UBKHEP) which is the first privately funded, run of the river hydroelectric power project in Nepal. BKPC was incorporated in 1996 under the Nepalese Company Act. Its plant is situated in Sindhupalchowk District of central Nepal and is approximately 110 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu. The UBKHEP is a 45 MW power plant with 2 turbine/generator units.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2001-01-24
  • Installed Capacity : 45 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Chilime Hydropower Plant

Chilime, Rasuwa

Chilime Hydropower Plant is a run-of-the-river type plant situated in Chilime of Rasuwa district in Nepal, which is 133 km north of Kathmandu. Its headworks are located near Chilime, whereas the underground power plant is located about 4.5 km (2.8 mi) to the southwest in Syafrubesi on the banks of the local Bhotekoshi river. Water from a weir is diverted into a reservoir before it can be used at the power plant. The difference in elevation between the reservoir and power station affords a gross hydraulic head (water drop) of 351.5 m (1,153 ft). The plant has an installed capacity of 22.1 MW. The generated electricity is fed into the national grid via a 38 km 66 kV single circuit transmission line. Most of the powerhouse facilities are underground, with the switchyard the only feature that remains on the surface. The plant employs two horizontal axis Pelton turbines each of 11.28 MW. The plant is operated by Chilime Hydropower Company Limited which is a subsidiary of Nepal Electricity Authority. The plant started its commercial generation from August 2003.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2008-08-23
  • Installed Capacity : 22 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of River
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Indrawati-III Hydropower Project

Jyamire, Sindhupalchok

Water used from the Indrawati River, which is snow fed as well as spring fed. The first small hydro power project in Nepal to use foreign funds and Nepali funds, and to close finance with local banks
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2002-10-07
  • Installed Capacity : 7.5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Middle Marsyangdi Hydropower Station

Siundibar, Lamjung

Middle Marsyangdi Hydropower Station located at Bhoteodar, Siundibar, Lamjung with installed capacity of 70 MW is a peaking run-of-river type scheme with daily pondage for five hours and annual design generation of 398 GWh. It was commissioned in 14 December, 2008 and uses latest technology amongst all power stations of NEA. The powerhouse and headworks of MMHPS are located at a distance of 27 km and 34 km respectively from Dumre. The Dam site is located between Udipur and Chiti and the sub-surface powerhouse is situated on the right bank of the Marsyangdi River at Siundibar, Bhoteodar VDC. The cumulative generation of the station has reached 1574.84 GWh till 2011/12 with a maximum generation of 425.34 GWh in the same year exceeding the designed generation of 397.59 GWh and target generation of 399.31 GWh. The station has contributed 10.18 % of the total energy share in INPS.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2008-11-01
  • Installed Capacity : 70 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Peaking Run-of-River
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Piluwa Khola Small Hydropower Project

Sankhuwasabha

Piluwa Khola Small Hydropower Project is a Run-of-River Hydroelectricity power plant developed by Arun Valley Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. Located in Sankhuwasava district. It has an installed capacity of 3 MW and has a net annual generation amount of 19.547 GWhr.

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2003-09-18
  • Installed Capacity : 3 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Sunkoshi Small Hydropower Project

Sindhupalchok

The Sunkoshi Small Hydropower Project (SSHP) is a small run-of-river with an installed capacity of 2.6MW. It is situated in the Dhuskun VDC of Sindhupalchowk district. Glass Fibre reinforced Plastic Pipe was used as pressure pipe for the first time in the region in this project.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2005-03-24
  • Installed Capacity : 2.6 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
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Chaku Khola Hydropower Project

Tatopani, Sindhupalchok

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2005-06-15
  • Installed Capacity : 3 MW
  • Phase : Live