Test production of Nilgiri II hydropower project begins

Published On: January 29, 2024 10:30 AM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The construction of Nilgiri Khola II Cascade hydropower project with a capacity of 71 MW has been completed in Narchang, Annapurna rural municipality-4 of Myagdi.

It is the largest hydropower project constructed in Myagdi so far. The test of power generation will be conducted by pouring water into the tunnel from today, said Upendraraj Gautam, the representative of Nilgiri Khola Hydropower Company Limited, the promoter company of the project. A 4,275 meter long tunnel has been constructed from Chotepa to the power house in Dovilna.

Meanwhile, the construction of Humkhola Dam and Chotepa Power House of Nilgiri I has reached its final stage. The installation of the equipment has started after the construction of the building of the power house. About 80 percent of the physical progress of the Niligiri first has been accomplished.

Both the projects estimated to cost Rs 13 billion are run-of-river projects. The electricity generated from Niligiri project is connected to the central grid through the 220 KV Dana sub-station. A transmission line of 220 KV capacity of 7.4 km distance connecting Dana substation through Chotepa-Dobilna has been constructed.

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