KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Sanjen Hydropower Company has started production of electricity from its Simbu hydropower station, also known as Upper Sanjen in Rasuwa district.
According to the company, it has started producing 14.8 MW of electricity since Saturday, while the produced electricity has been sent to the national grid system.
Sunil Kumar Dhungel, managing director of Sanjen Hydropower Company, said the electricity produced by Upper Sanjen Hydroelectric Project has been transmitted through the national transmission line system of Chilime Hydropower Company. The project construction was conceived in 2013.
For electricity generation, 11.6 cubic meters of water per second has been delivered to the power house built in Simbu Village. The 1,300 meters underground tunnel and 156 meters penstock pipe have been used to pump water collected at a dam site of Tiluche River, which is situated at an altitude of 2,350 meters above the sea level.
Dhungel said that 88.5 million units of electricity will be produced annually through three Francis turbines and the project is expected to generate an annual income of Rs 400 million.
The power house is constructed at an altitude of 2,180 meters above sea level. With the completion of this project, electricity production from Rasuwa-based power plants has reached 118 MW.