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January 4, 2022

Bhotekoshi-5, Nepal

By Carmen

Bhotekoshi-5 is a 62MW hydro power project. It is planned on Bhote Koshi river/basin in Bagmati, Nepal. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2026 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2028.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 62 62 Permitting Bagmati, Nepal Kalika Energy


The project is being developed and currently owned by Kalika Energy.

Bhotekoshi-5 is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project will be 146.89m and 136.01m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, is expected to be 1 in number. The penstock length will be 424.2m. The penstock diameter will be 3.8m. The project is expected to generate 362.8 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $104.1m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 units of francis turbines.

The project will have 2 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 35 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2026. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2028.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Nepal Electricity Authority under a power purchase agreement.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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