Feasibility study of 20 projects for generating more than 5,500 MW begins


KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 4: The government has begun the feasibility study of 20 hydropower projects for the generation of 5,763 megawatts of hydroelectricity.

The Department of Electricity Development (DED) is carrying out the study of eight projects of 100 MW capacity each. Likewise, 12 other projects having a capacity of less than 100 megawatts are also being studied. If things go as planned, the government is preparing to advance the development of the studied projects.

The DED is also carrying out the feasibility study of the Khimti Those Shivalaya Hydropower Project of 1,720 megawatt capacity.

Furthermore, the officials are also working to find out the feasibility of the 844-megawatt capacity Kaligandaki Multipurpose Project in the Kaligandaki River.

Likewise, the feasibility study of the Burbang Hydropower Project, Kokhajor reservoir-based project, Humla Karnali cascade, Kaligandaki-II, Lower Badigad Project and Mugu Karnali Hydropower Project have reached the final stage.