34

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Application for Survey License Projects

29

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Application for Generation License Projects

194

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Under Construction Hydropower Projects

108

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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

5

Projects

Ankhu (netrawati) Khola

Dhading

  • Upper Ankhu Hydropower Project
  • Ankhu Khola Hydropower Project
  • Ankhu Khola 1 Hydropower Project
  • Akhu Khola-2 HEP
  • Super Aankhu Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

5

Projects

Chaku Khola

Dolakha,Sindhupalchok

  • Chaku Khola Hydropower Project
  • Lower Chaku Khola Hydropower Project
  • Middle Chaku Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Chaku A Hydropower Project
  • Devdhunga Chaku Khola HEP
mai khola

5

Projects

Khimti Khola

Dolakha,Ramechhap

  • Upper Khimti II Hydropower Project
  • Upper Khimti Hydropower Project
  • Khimti II Hydropower Project
  • Khimti Ghwang Khola Small HPP
  • Khimti 1 Hydropower Project
mai khola

5

Projects

Ghatte Khola

Achham,Baitadi,Bajhang,Bajura,Bhaktapur,Bhojpur,Dadeldhura,Dailekh,Dang,Darchula,Dhading,Dhankuta,Dolakha,Dolpa,Doti,Gorkha,Humla,Ilam,Jajarkot,Jumla,Kabhrepalanchok,Kailali,Kalikot,Kaski,Kat

  • Ghatte Khola Hydropower Project
  • Lomsa HEP
  • Ghatte Khola Small HPP
  • Upper Ghatte Khola Small HPP
  • Ghatte Khola Small HEP
mai khola

5

Projects

Mailung Khola

Dhading,Rasuwa

  • Upper Mailun Khola Hydropower Project
  • Mailung Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Mailung -A Hydropower Project
  • Upper Mailung B HEP
  • Middle Mailung Hydropower Project
mai khola

4

Projects

Puwa Khola

Ilam,Panchthar,Rolpa

  • Puwa Khola-1 Small Hydropower Plant
  • Puwa II Hydropower Project
  • Puwa Khola Hydropower Station
  • Upper Puwa-1 Hydropower Project
mai khola

4

Projects

Pikhuwa Khola

Bhojpur,Sankhuwasabha

  • Taksar Pikhuwa Hydropower Project
  • Pikhuwa Pashupati HEP
  • Upper Pikhuwa KHola HEP
  • Pikhuwa Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

4

Projects

Khani Khola

Bhojpur,Chitwan,Dhading,Dhankuta,Dolakha,Doti,Gorkha,Ilam,Jajarkot,Kabhrepalanchok,Lalitpur,Lamjung,Makawanpur,Nuwakot,Okhaldhunga,Pyuthan,Ramechhap,Rolpa,Salyan,Sankhuwasabha,Sindhuli,Surkhe

  • Khani Khola - 1 Hydropower Project
  • Khani Khola (Dolakha) Hydropower Project
  • Khani Khola Small HPP
  • Lower Khani-B HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Rukum Gad

Rukum_E

  • Rukum gad Hydropower Project
  • Upper Rukum Gad HEP
  • Lower Rukumgad HEP
  • Mathillo Langtang HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Mewa Khola

Ilam,Panchthar,Sarlahi,Taplejung

  • Mewa Khola Hydropower project
  • Tamor Mewa Hydropower Project
  • Middle Mewa HPP
  • Mewa khola HPP
mai khola

4

Projects

Irkhuwa Khola

Bhojpur

  • Upper Irkhuwa Hydropower Project
  • Lower Irkhuwa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Irkhuwa Khola-B Hydropower Project
  • Irkhuwa Khola Ka HPP
mai khola

4

Projects

Arun Khola

Dhading

  • Arun 3 Hydropower Project
  • Lower Arun Hydroelectric Project
  • Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project
  • Arun Khola 2 HEP

Hydropower Projects

mai khola

Sali Nadi Hydropower Project

Kathmandu

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2007-11-17
  • Installed Capacity : 0.232 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Syange Mini Hydropower Project

Lamjung

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2002-01-23
  • Installed Capacity : 0.183 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Phewa Hydropower Project

Pokhara, Kaski

Phewa hydropower station is a canal drop type power station having an installed capacity of 1.0 MW and located at Pardi, Birauta, Pokhara with an annual design generation of 6.5 GWh. It consists of 4 units each 0.25 MW. It was commissioned in 1969 AD and developed jointly by Government of India and Government of Nepal. The public encroachment of power canal leading to powerhouse is a concern for normal operation regardless of the availability of generating units.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 1969-04-13
  • Installed Capacity : 1.0 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Canal drop
mai khola

Seti- II Small Hydropower Project

Kaski

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2009-02-15
  • Installed Capacity : 0.780 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Irrigation canal drop
mai khola

Rairang Khola Hydropower Project

Dhading

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2011-11-17
  • Installed Capacity : 0.500 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River, Pondage
mai khola

Sisne Khola Hydropower

Palpa

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2007-09-18
  • Installed Capacity : 0.800 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Chhote Khola Hydropower Project

Gorkha

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2014-06-23
  • Installed Capacity : 0.993 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Pheme Khola Hydropower Project

Panchthar

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2007-11-21
  • Installed Capacity : 0.995 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Lower Piluwa Hydropower Project

Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Lower Piluwa Khola Small Hydropower Project is an operating project located in Chainpur Municipality of Sankhuwasava District, Koshi Zone of the Eastern Development Region. Ownership of this project is just taken from Baneshwor Hydropower Company Pvt. Ltd. All the project component has been constructed in Right bank of the River.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2011-07-17
  • Installed Capacity : 0.990 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Suspa Bukhari Khola Hydropower Project

Banepa, Kavre

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-09-04
  • Installed Capacity : 0.998 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Thame Small Hydropower Project

Solukhumbhu

The Thame Khola Small Hydropower Plant — supplying power to the upper Khumbu valley in Solukhumbu district — is located within the premises of Sagarmatha National Park in the Everest region. The plant supplies electricity to 18 villages of Khumjung and Namche VDC of Khumbu valley in the district and is operated by the Khumbu Bijuli Company.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-11-15
  • Installed Capacity : 0.630 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Jhankre Mini Hydropower Project

Dolakha

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-01-31
  • Installed Capacity : 0.635 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River