350Gwh/yr

Energy Generation

60MW

Installed Capacity

About

Khimti I Hydropower Plant is built with private sector funding as a “BOOT” agreement (Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer) with GON. Construction commenced on 26th June 1996 and Commercial Operation commenced on 11th July 2000. Himal Power Limited operates the plant and sells electricity to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). The plant will be transferred to GON at the end of the 50 year license period. At the end of the first Power Purchase Agreement NEA will purchase a 50% share in the Khimti Power Plant for a nominal fee. The Khimti I Hydropower Project site is located in the Janakpur Zone, Central Development Region, some 100 km east of the Kathmandu. Khimti Khola forms the boundary between Ramechhap and Dolakha Districts. Access to the site is by the existing Jiri road 175 kilometres from Kathmandu.

Salient Features

Hydrology ( Intake )

Catchment Area 358 km2
Average Flow at Intake 31.5m3/s
Minimum Daily Discharge 31.5m3/s

Head Works (Intake)

Diversion Height ~ 2.5 m
Diversion Capacity 11.65 m3/s

Waterways

Headrace Tunnel-Length 7,885 m
Penstock- Length 1,000 m (inclined)
Penstock-Diameter 1.8-2.0 m
Tailrace Tunnel- Length 1,433 m
Access Tunnel Length 890 m

Powerhouse

Power House Underground
Design Head 660 m
Rated Flow at Design Head 2.15 m2/s

Turbine

Type Pelton
Number of Units 5
Rated Capacity 12.5MW

Generators

Number of Generators 5
Rated Capacity 14.2 MVA
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