Khimti is a 60MW hydro power project. It is located on Khimti river/basin in Janakpur, Nepal. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1996 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2000.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||60||60||–||Active||Janakpur, Nepal|
SN Power, Bergenshalvoens kommunale kraftselskap and Butwal Power are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 57.1%, 26% and 16.9% respectively.
Khimti is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 684m and 660m respectively. The penstock length is 1,000m. The penstock diameter is 1.8m. The project generated 350 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $140m.
The project construction commenced in 1996 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2000.
Power Purchase Agreement
The power generated from the project is sold to Nepal Electricity Authority under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years.
Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of pelton turbines, each with 12MW nameplate capacity.
GE Renewable Energy supplied 5 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 14.2 MVA.
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