Kaligandaki Upper hydro project is a 65MW hydro power project. It is planned on Kali-Gandaki river/basin in Dhawalagiri, 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 65 65 Announced Dhawalagiri, Nepal


The project is currently owned by Government of Nepal.

Kaligandaki Upper hydro project is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project will be 150m and 139.09m respectively. The penstock length will be 123.44m. The penstock diameter will be 4.5m. The project cost is expected to be around $88.516m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 32.5MW nameplate capacity.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) to be installed at the project site is 38.24 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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