Upper Bhotekoshi hydro starts commercial production

File image: A hydropower project location

Chautara, December 22

The 45-megawatt Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project based in Sindhupalchok has started commercial production of electricity.

The project started commercial power generation following a two-week test transmission, says project chief executive officer Bikram Sthapit. The power generated from the project has been connected to the national grid through the Lamosanghu-based substation.

Reconstruction of the project, which had remained closed for five years due to the 2015 April earthquake and subsequent incidences of flood and landslide, was completed recently.

The project developed and operated by the private sector is currently in the position of not operating to its full capacity due to low water flow in the river. The current production on average is 22-25 megawatt each day.

Its powerhouse is based in Jhirpu of Phulpingkatti of Bhotekoshi rural municipality. The Chinese company Sinohydro Bureau 11 had been awarded the project contract in two years ago at the cost of Rs seven billion.


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