Siwa Khola Hydropower Project - 9.3 MW

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Salient Features
  • Installed capacity: 9.3 MW
  • Project Location: Mikhwa Khola & Meringden Rural Municipality, Taplejung district, Province - 1
  • Type of Scheme: Peaking Run-of-River (PRoR)
  • Gross Head: 177.51 m
  • Net Rated Head: 173.22 m
  • Design Discharge (at 42.07% PoE): 6.2 m3/s
  • Net Annual Energy: 54.63 GWh
  • Headrace tunnel:4171 m
  • Power Evacuation to:Dhungesanghu Substation (8 km from Powerhouse)
Project Brief

The Project lies in the Siwa River located at the Taplejung District of Nepal. The headworks is proposed on the left bank of Siwa river and powerhouse on right bank of Mewa river between elevation of 1629.51 m and 1452 m above mean sea level. The project is about 730 km road distance in North-East of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

Progress Updates

  • Survey License Obtained For 9.3 MW
  • Feasibility study completed
  • Initial Environment Examination (IEE) ongoing
  • Grid Impact Study in progress
  • Detail Engineering Design in progress
  • Track opening of access road ongoing
  • Lowa Khola RCC bridge construction is ongoing


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