Kulekhani No 1 is a 60MW hydro power project. It is located on Kulekhani river/basin in Nepal. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1982.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 60 60 Active Nepal


The project is currently owned by Nepal Electricity Authority.

Kulekhani No 1 is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 85.3 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 550m. The penstock length is 1,324m. The penstock diameter is 2.1m. The project generated 211 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $117.84m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1982.

Contractors Involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 30MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 35 MVA.


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