VEPL is aiming to develop Nupche Likhu Hydropower Project in Ramechhap District using local technical, managerial and financial capability and is dedicated to supply the power to the National Grid to fulfill domestic energy demand.
The source of water for Nucphe Likhu hydropower project is originated from snow fed rivers starting from the High Mountain/Hilly areas.
The proposed Nupche Likhu Hydropower Project is located in Gumdel VDC (Currenty Umakunda Rural Municipality) of Ramechhap District, Nepal. The proposed intake of the Nupche Likhu Hydropower Project is located north of Lahaksewar village in left bank of Nupche Khola at an elevation of 3330 m above msl.
The project is proposed to develop with an installed capacity of 57.5 MW by utilizing a design discharge of 7.11 m3/s with a gross head of 994 m.
VEPL propose to construct project at an estimated cost of Rs. 10,578 Million.
Name of the Project: Nupche Likhu Hydropower Project
Type of the Project: Snow fed Run-off River Hydropower Project
Longitude 86°26’30” E - 86°30’30” E
Latitude: 27°40’37” N - 27°43’37” N
Zone/ Development Region: Janakpur Zone/Central Development Region
Project Location (VDCs): Gumdel VDC
River: Nucphe Khola and Likhu Khola
Catchment Area: 150 Km2
Design Discharge (Q 45 %): 7.11 m3/s
Type of Intake: Orifice, with Side Intake
Intake Elevation: 3300 m above msl
Type of Weir: Boulder line weir
5. Settling Basin
Basin No.: 2
Type: Double Bay Duffer at each side
Size: 50 m * 5 m each
6. Headrace Pipe
Headrace Pipe: 1264 m
Headrace Pipe Dia: 1.3 m & 1.5 m (Likhu & Nupche River)
7. Tunnel Length
Nupche Intel Portal to Junction: 1690 m
Likhu Intel Portal to Junction: 1435 m
Outlet/Surge Tank to Junction: 3250 m
Adit Tunnel Length: 450 m
Tunnel Size: 2.8m x 3.5m
8. Penstock Pipe Length
Total Steel Penstock Pipe: 2356 m
Internal Diameter: 1.6-1.8 m
Thickness: 8mm to 56mm
Steel Lined Vertical shaft: 308m
Steel Lined Tunnel: 540 m
9. Power House
Power House Elevation: 2336m above msl
Number of Generating Units: 3
Turbine Type: Pelton
10. Tail-Race Canal
Type: Box Culvert
Length: 20 m
11. Power and Energy
Gross Head: 994 m
Net Head at Full Flow: 974.12 m
Installed Capacity: 57.5 MW
Generated Energy per Annum: 139.76 GWh (Dry) 66 Lakh unit energy per MW, Dry Energy 36.61% and wet energy 63.29%
12. Transmission Line & Grid
This project has made an agreement with approx. 30 KM national Grid at 132 KV switchyard of proposed NEA Hub at Garjang Sub-Station, Ramechhap Station.
13. Approach Road Connection
There is an existing all weather road up to Manthali which is 131 km from Kathmandu. From Manthali to Kyama, Gumdel VDC, there is partly stone paved earthen road which is about 110 km long and to the proposed PH site of the project, there exist a foot trail of about 12 km.
14. Project Road to HW & PH: Around 34 km
15. Approximate Cost of Project: NPR 10,578 Million (Subjected to final feasibility study Report)
16. Approximate Construction Period: 4 Years
17. Required Commercial Operation Date (RCOD): 2080/05/02(2023/08/19)
Demands of energy in Nepal is gradually increasing along with population growth and economic development. As there is less supply of electricity, Nepal has to import electricity from India regularly. Hence, Development of Hydropower project is need of the country which will help to industrialize the nation by eliminating current load shedding. As the hydropower company gives longtime benefits to its shareholder, investment in this sector can be assumed as future pension plan.
Minimum and Maximum Investment
For Individual-Minimum 10 Lakh and Maximum 2 Crore and
For Institution: Minimum 20 Lakh and Maximum 10 Crore
- By Mangshir End 2075: 25%
- By Chaitra End 2075: 25%
- By Shrawan End 2076: 25%
- By Mangshir End 2076: 25%