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

2

Projects

Kalanga Nadi

Bajhang,Doti

  • Upper Kalangad Hydropower Project
  • Kalanga Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Chauri Khola

Kabhrepalanchok,Okhaldhunga,Ramechhap,Rukum_W,Sindhupalchok,Solukhumbu

  • Chauri Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Chauri Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Phalakhu Khola

Nuwakot,Rasuwa

  • Phalakhu Khola Hydropower Project
  • Phalakhu Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Chirkhuwa Khola

Bhojpur,Sankhuwasabha

  • Upper Chirkuwa Khola Hydropower Project
  • Lower Chirkhuwa Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Tara Khola

Baglung,Pyuthan

  • Tara Khola Community (Mini) Hydropower Project
  • Middle Tara Khola Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Nilgiri Khola

Myagdi

  • Nilgiri Khola Hydropower Project
  • Nilgiri Khola-II cascade Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Buku Khola

Dailekh,Okhaldhunga,Solukhumbu

  • Buku-Kapati Hydropower Project
  • Buku Khola Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Richet Khola

Gorkha

  • Richet Khola Small Hydropower Project
  • Upper Richet Khola Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Nwa Gad

Darchula

  • Nwa Gad Hydropower Project
  • Lower Nwagad Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Belkhu Khola

Dhading,Makawanpur

  • Belkhu Khola Hydropower Project
  • Upper Belkhu Small Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Tila Khola

Rukum_E

  • Tila-1 Hydropower Project
  • Tila-2 Hydropower Project
mai khola

2

Projects

Hadi Khola

Gorkha,Kabhrepalanchok,Kaski,Khotang,Lamjung,Sindhuli,Sindhupalchok,Solukhumbu,Syangja,Tanahu,Udayapur

  • Upper Hadi Khola Hydropower Project
  • Hadi Khola (Sunkoshi) A 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