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

mai khola

7

Projects

Tadi Khola

Nuwakot

  • Middle Tadi Khola Hydropower Project
  • Lower Tadi Hydropower Project
  • Upper Tadi Hydropower Project
  • Tadi Khola hydropower Project
  • Tadi Ghyamphedi HPP
  • Tadi Khola
  • Tadi Khola Cascade Hydropower Project
mai khola

7

Projects

Solu Khola

Solukhumbu

  • Lower Solu Hydropower Project
  • Salleri Chialsa Small Hydropower Project
  • Upper Solu Khola Hydropower Project
  • Solu Khola (Dudha Koshi) Hydropower Project
  • Solu Hydropower Project
  • Dudhkunda Khola HEP
  • Mid Solu Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

7

Projects

Myagdi Khola

Myagdi

  • Upper Myagdi-I Hydroelectric Project
  • Upper Myagdi Hydropower Project
  • Durbang Myagdi Khola Hydropower Projcet
  • Myagdi Khola Hydropower Project
  • Myagdi Khola- B HEP
  • Myagdi Khola A HEP
  • Middle Myagdi HPP
mai khola

6

Projects

Bhotekoshi River

Sindhupalchok,Solukhumbu

  • Madhya Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project
  • Rasuwa Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project
  • Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project
  • Upper Bhotekoshi Hydroelectric Project
  • Botekoshi 5 HEP
  • Bhotekoshi Khola HEP
mai khola

6

Projects

Daraundi Nadi

Gorkha,Tanahu

  • Daraundi-1 Hydropower Project
  • Daraundi A Hydroelectric Project
  • Upper Daraudi Hydropower Project
  • Upper Daraudi-C HPP
  • Madya Super Daraundi HPP
  • Upper Daraudi B Small HPP
mai khola

6

Projects

Midim Khola

Kaski,Lamjung

  • Midim Khola Micro Hydro Project
  • Middle Midim Hydropower Project
  • Lower Midim Khola Small Hydropower Project
  • Midim Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Midim Khola SHP
  • Midim 1 HEP
mai khola

6

Projects

Sabha Khola

Sankhuwasabha

  • Sabha Khola A Hydropower Project
  • Sabha Khola-B Hydropower Project
  • Supper Sabha Khola Small HPP
  • Sabha Khola C HPP
  • Sabha Khola Hydropower Project
  • Sabha Khola A HEP
mai khola

6

Projects

Tamakoshi River

Dolakha,Ramechhap,Sindhuli

  • Babiyodada Manthali Khola Micro Hydropower Project
  • Rawa Chyalabyala Fisur Khola Micro Hydroelectric Project
  • Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project
  • Tamakoshi V Hydropower Project
  • Lapche-Tamakoshi HEP
  • Tamakoshi- 9 HEP
mai khola

6

Projects

Dordi Khola

Lamjung

  • Super Dordi Kha Hydropower Project
  • Upper Dordi A Hydroelectric Project
  • Dordi Khola Hydropower Project
  • Dordi-1 Hydropower Project
  • Himchuli Dordi HEP
  • Dordi Dudh Khola Small HEP
mai khola

6

Projects

Rawa Khola

Achham,Doti,Khotang

  • Rawa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Rawa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Mid Rawa Khola HEP
  • Mid Rawa Khola HEP
  • Rawa Khola HEP
  • Lower Mid Rawa Khola HEP
mai khola

6

Projects

Balephi Khola

Sindhupalchok

  • Balephi A Hydropower Project
  • Balephi Hydropower Project
  • Upper Balephi A Hydropower Project
  • Upper Balefhi
  • Lower Balephi
  • Balephi Cascade HEP
mai khola

6

Projects

Iwa Khola

Panchthar,Taplejung

  • Iwa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Super Iwa Khola HEP
  • Lower Iguwa Khola Hydro-Electric Project
  • MIddle Ingwa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Most Iwa Khola HEP
  • Super Most Iwa

Hydropower Projects

mai khola

Thapa Khola Hydropower Project

Mustang

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-12-08
  • Installed Capacity : 11.2 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Daraundi A Hydroelectric Project

Gorkha

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2016-12-27
  • Installed Capacity : 6 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Jhyari Khola Small Hydropower Project

Sindhupalchok

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2016-07-16
  • Installed Capacity : 2 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Nau Gad Khola Hydropower Project

Darchula

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-08-19
  • Installed Capacity : 8.5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Upper Hugdi Hydropower Project

Gulmi

Ru Ru Jalbidhyut Pariyojana Ltd. obtained survey license of capacity 5 MW from Department of Electricity Development (DoED) for the development of Upper Hugdi Khola Hydropower Project located at Hugdi Khola of Gulmi district. During feasibility study period of the project, Nepal Electricity Authority has fixed the ceiling for design discharge at 65% probability of exceedence on the basis of which the installed capacity of the project was fixed at 2625kW. After completion of feasibility study and further river flow measurement and exploration of different options to increase the capacity so that financial soundness could be increased. In the mean time, Nepal Electricity Authority has announced to purchase the electricity of those projects which installed capacity is fixed with design discharge at least 40% probability of exceedence which was awaiting policy to the company. Due to formulation of this policy exploitation of potentiality of the river as well as project’s financial soundness could be increased by increasing the power output in marginal increase in project cost. This could make the project more feasible in the current situation of construction cost increase and stagnant energy price.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-03-23
  • Installed Capacity : 5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Midim Khola Hydropower Project

karapu, Lamjung

Midim Khola (Karapu), a 3 MW run of river hydropower project is located in Karaputar VDC of Lamjung district in Western Nepal. The project has a catchment area of ~137 sq. km. The Power Generation License was obtained from the Ministry of Energy on August 22, 2012, valid for 35 years including the period of construction. The project was developed on the basis of Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) and began its commercial operation on 2 nd February 2018.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-01-29
  • Installed Capacity : 3 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Mai Cascade Hydropower Station

Illam

Mai Cascade Hydropower Station is a run-of-the-river hydroelectric power station with an installed capacity of 7 MW. This power station is located at Danabari VDC in Ilam district of Nepal. The plant utilizes tail water of Mai Hydropower Station.[1] The construction of power station started on 2013 and completed in 2015. The power is evacuated through 33 kV transmission line of about 4.0 km length up to switchyard area of Mai hydropower project. The transmission line is further connected to the national grid of Nepal through the 132KV transmission line.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2016-04-01
  • Installed Capacity : 7 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Hewa Khola A Hydropower Project

Panchthar

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-04-23
  • Installed Capacity : 14.9 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Sabha Khola Hydropower Project

Sankhuwasabha

Sabha khola Hydroelectric Project lies in Sankhuwasabha district of Koshi zone in Eastern Development Region. The project is located in Dhupu and Syabun VDC of Sankhuwasabha district. The headworks site is located at about 900m downstream from the confluence of Dhupu khola and Sabhakhola at Dhupu VDC ward no 3 and Okten of Syabun VDC at the other side. The approach canal, headrace canal and penstock alignment will run along the right bank of Sabha Khola in Dhupu VDC. The proposed powerhouse site is located at the right bank of Sabha Khola near Katahare at Dhupu VDC ward no.2. All the components are located on the right bank of Sabhakhola.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-09-20
  • Installed Capacity : 3.3 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-RIver
mai khola

Tungun-Thosne Khola Hydropower Project

Illam

The Tungun-Thosne Hydropower Project is located about 25 km from the Ring Road of Kathmandu and is easily accessible via Tikabhairavand KantiLokpath. The project is a cascade project where the water of Tungun River is diverted to Thosne River after which the first stage generation of 4.360 MW is achieved. The tailrace water from the first stage generation yields the generation of 2 MW which is produced by the Khani Khola Hydropower Project.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2016-11-24
  • Installed Capacity : 4.36 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Khani Khola Hydropower Project

Lalitpur

The Tungun-Thosne and Khani Khola Hydropower Projects are located about 25 km from the Ring Road of Kathmandu and are easily accessible via Tikabhairavand KantiLokpath. Access road from Chhapeli at KantiLokpath near Bhattedanda to Tungun-Thosne and Khani Khola powerhouses have been completed by PEDC with local support. Similarly a 2.5 km access road from Bhattedanda to Thosne Khola, recently completed by the local community with financial assistance from PEDC provides easy access to the headworks of Thosne and Tungun Khola. The project is a cascade project where the water of Tungun River is diverted to Thosne River after which the first stage generation of 4.360 MW is achieved. The tailrace water from the first stage generation yields the generation of 2 MW (Khani Khola Hydropower Project). Hence the total installed capacity of the two projects is 6.43 MW. The annual energy saleable by generation from the two projects is 32.27 GWh.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2016-11-24
  • Installed Capacity : 2 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Jogmai Khola Small Hydroelectric Project

Illam

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-05-01
  • Installed Capacity : 7.6 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River