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November 24, 2021

Budhi Gandaki, Nepal

By Carmen

Budhi Gandaki is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is planned on Gandaki river/basin in Bagmati, Nepal. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,200 1,200 Permitting Bagmati, Nepal


Budhi Gandaki is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 4,467 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 185m. The penstock length will be 365m. The penstock diameter will be 5.3m. The project is expected to generate 3,383 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $2,730m.

The hydro power project consists of 6 turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

The project will have 6 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 235 MVA.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Contractors Involved

China Gezhouba Group is expected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.


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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