Construction of 40 MW Nyadi hydro project to begin

Lamjung, June 7

The construction of the 40.26 MW Super Nyadi Hydro Project at the Nyadi River of Bahundanda in Lamjung  is going to begin, soon.

The construction of the project was confirmed after the promoter Siuri Nyadi Pvt. Ltd. and  Nepal Electricity Authority signed a power purchase agreement.

As per the PPA, the NEA will purchase a unit power for Rs 4.80 during monsoon and for Rs 8.40 during dry season. The promoter company has already completed a 5-MW hydro project in the past. The company’s chief executive officer Shailendra Guragain said they would attain financial closure within two months and proceed with construction after four months.

A 30-metre long and 3-metre tall embankment will be constructed at Bahundanda. Then, the water will be channeled to the power house at Talkuna using pen-stock pipes from a surge tank to be built at Kaphaldanda of Bahundanda. Two turbines with 22 MW capacity each will be used at the power house.

The project is estimated to be completed in five years.  The total budget for the project is estimated at Rs 6.76 billion. Upon completion, the project will generate 235.76 GW electricity per year.