Ghunsa Khola HEP is a 77.5MW hydro power project. It is planned on Ghunsa Khola river/basin in Mechi, Nepal. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 77.5 77.5 Announced Mechi, Nepal Remit Hydro

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Remit Hydro.

Ghunsa Khola HEP is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project will be 432m and 425.55m 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 3 in number. The penstock length will be 215m. The penstock diameter will be 2.6m. The project is expected to generate 389.82 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $105.538m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 units of pelton turbines.

The project will have 3 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 29.2 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

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