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January 4, 2022

Jum Khola, Nepal

By Carmen

Jum Khola is a 57.72MW hydro power project. It is planned on Jum river/basin in Janakpur, Nepal. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 57.72 57.72 Permitting Janakpur, Nepal Sanima Hydropower


The project is being developed and currently owned by Sanima Hydropower.

Jum Khola is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project will be 254m and 249.62m 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 387m. The penstock diameter will be 4.25m. The project is expected to generate 324.754 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $95.76m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 14.43MW nameplate capacity.

The project will have 4 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 16.47 MVA.

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Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

About Sanima Hydropower

Sanima Hydropower Company (P) Ltd (SHPL) is a power generation company that generates and distributes electricity. The company’s services include site investigation and project planning, desk studies and licensing, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, economic and analysis, engineering design, surface geological mapping, construction management and site supervision, environmental impact assessment, initial environmental examination and engineering management services. Its projects comprise Mai Hydropower project, Mai Cascade Hydropower project, Middle Tamor Hydropower project, Upper Tamor Hydropower project, Lower Likhu Hydropower project, Sunkoshi Small Hydropower plant, and others. It promotes hydropower sector through private investment in Nepal. SHPL is headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal.


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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