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

4

Projects

Dudhkoshi River

Khotang,Okhaldhunga,Solukhumbu,Sunsari,Udayapur

  • Dudhkoshi-2 (Jaleswar) Hydropower Project
  • Dudhkoshi Storage Hydroelectric Project
  • Dudhkoshi Storage HEP
  • Dudhkoshi-6 HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Budhi Gandaki River

Dhading,Gorkha

  • Budhigandaki Ka Hydropower Project
  • Budhi Gandaki HEP
  • Tom Dogar HEP ( Budhi gandaki)
  • Budhigandaki Ka Hydroelectric Project
mai khola

4

Projects

Chepe Khola

Gorkha,Ilam,Lamjung,Tanahu

  • Super Chepe HEP
  • Dudhpokhari Chepe HEP
  • Chepe Khola Small HEP
  • Chepe Khola HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Hongu Khola

Solukhumbu

  • Middle Hongu Khola B HPP
  • Middle Hongukhola A Hydropower Project
  • Hongu Khola I HEP
  • Hongu Khola HEP
mai khola

4

Projects

Dudh Khola

Baglung,Lamjung,Manang,Myagdi

  • Dudh Khola Dordi HEP
  • Lower Dudkunda HPP
  • Dudh Khola Small HPP
  • Dudh khola HEP
mai khola

3

Projects

Sunkoshi Nadi

Bhojpur,Dhankuta,Kabhrepalanchok,Khotang,Okhaldhunga,Ramechhap,Sindhuli,Sindhupalchok,Udayapur

  • Middle Sunkoshi Hydropower Project
  • Sunkoshi Hydropower Station
  • Sunkoshi Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

3

Projects

Chamaliya Nadi

Baitadi,Darchula

  • Chameliya (Chhetigad) Hydropower Project
  • Upper Chameliya Hydropower Project
  • Chameliya Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

3

Projects

Daram Khola

Baglung,Gulmi

  • Daram khola A Hydroelectric Project
  • Daram Khola Hydroelectric Project
  • Middle Daram Khola-B Hydropower Project
mai khola

3

Projects

Jogmai Khola

Ilam

  • Jogmai Khola Small Hydroelectric Project
  • Lower jogmai Khola
  • Jogmai Cascade
mai khola

3

Projects

Kulekhani Khola

Makawanpur

  • Kulekhani 3 Hydropower Project
  • Kulekhani II Hydropower Station
  • Kulekhani 1 Hydropower Station
mai khola

3

Projects

Bagmati Nadi

Kabhrepalanchok,Kathmandu,Lalitpur,Makawanpur,Rautahat,Sarlahi,Sindhuli

  • Bagmati Nadi Hydropower Project
  • Tallo Bagmati Small HPP
  • Malta Bagmati Small Hydro Power Project
mai khola

3

Projects

Sanjen Khola

Rasuwa

  • Sanjen Khola Hydropower Project
  • Sanjen Hydropower Project
  • Upper Sanjen Hydropower Project

Hydropower Projects

mai khola

Daram khola A Hydroelectric Project

baglung

Daram Khola Hydropower Project in Hila and Argal VDC of Baglung district. This is a run-off-river scheme, with the design discharge 3.6 m3/s and 91.34m gross head that will generate 2.5 Mw of electric energy. The project consists of headworks with a weir across the river to divert flow, headrace with penstock pipe as a water conveyance system, and surface powerhouse on the left bank of Daram Khola. The project site is located about 35km i.e. (20km gravel and 15km earthen road to be upgraded) from Baglung bazaar to Ghusmeli village. The weir site of Project is located in Hila and Argal VDC and powerhouse is located in Argal VDC
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2016-06-26
  • Installed Capacity : 2.5 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Upper Puwa-1 Hydropower Project

Illam

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-01-15
  • Installed Capacity : 3 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Sardikhola Hydropower Project

Kaski

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-12-09
  • Installed Capacity : 4 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Upper Mai C Hydroelectric Project

Illam

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-07-24
  • Installed Capacity : 6.1 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Mai Cascade Hydropower Project

Illam

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-04-09
  • Installed Capacity : 8 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River, Cascade
mai khola

Puwa Khola-1 Small Hydropower Plant

Illam

The 4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant on the Puwa Khola River located near the towns of Shanti Danda and Barbote in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal. The US$11 million project financed in part by Sidhhartha Bank and Citizen Bank, and licensed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), was developed by Puwa Khola 1 Hydropower Private Ltd.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-10-09
  • Installed Capacity : 4 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Madkyu Khola Hydropower Project

Kaski

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2018-03-23
  • Installed Capacity : 13 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Chake Khola Hydroelectric Project

Ramechhap

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-12-14
  • Installed Capacity : 2.83 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Dwari Khola Small Hydropower Project

Dailekh

Dwari Khola Small Hydropower Project, developed by Bhugol Energy Development Co. (BEDC) is located at Naumule in Dailekh District in the Mid-Western Development Region of Nepal. The headworks are 3 km upstream of the confluence of the Dwari Khola and Lohore Khola, with the powerhouse 300 meters downstream from the confluence.
  • Commercial Operation Date : 2017-05-06
  • Installed Capacity : 3.75 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Pati Khola Hydropower Project

Parbat

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2009-02-09
  • Installed Capacity : 0.996 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Belkhu Khola Hydropower Project

Dhading

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2015-04-13
  • Installed Capacity : 0.518 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River
mai khola

Upper Hadi Khola Hydropower Project

Kathmandu

  • Commercial Operation Date : 2009-11-08
  • Installed Capacity : 0.990 MW
  • Phase : Live
  • Type : Run-of-River