68.38Gwh/yr

Energy Generation

9.4MW

Installed Capacity

About

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.

Salient Features

Hydrology ( Intake )

Catchment Area 444 km 2
Design Discharge 2.7m3/s
Maximum Net Head 237.7 m
Maximum Gross Head 248.55 m

Waterways

Headrace Tunnel-Length 1284 m
Penstock- Length Vertical 244 m, Horizontal 11 m
Penstock-Diameter 1000 mm twin steel pipe (vertical, not embedded)
Tailrace Canal Length 1065 m

Powerhouse

Power House Underground
Design Head 246m

Turbine

Type Pelton
Number of Units 2

Generators

Rated Capacity 1700 kW
Power Factor 0.8
Type Synchronous, 3 phase
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