Pokhara, July 19
The Upper Madi Hydropower Project based in Sildujure of Kaski has increased its power generation capacity.
The hydro project with capacity of generating 25-MW was reduced to generation of only 8 MW due to damage caused by heavy rainfall last June. With the operation of its two turbines, the power production has increased to 24 MW now, said Project Coordinator Raj Kumar Baral.
He added that the power generated from the project had been linked to the national grid.
Baral further informed that full-fledged power production had started on July 16 after maintenance of the rain-ravaged project.
The project construction, which was primarily estimated to cost around Rs 5.28 billion, saw an increase in investment to Rs 8 billion due to trade blockade, earthquake and other natural calamities.
The construction started from mid-December 2012 and completed at the end of December 2016.
A version of this article appears in print on July 20, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.