Budhi Gandaki is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is planned on Gandaki river/basin in Bagmati, Nepal. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by Nepal Electricity Authority.

Budhi Gandaki is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 4,467 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 185m. The penstock length will be 365m. The penstock diameter will be 5.3m. The project is expected to generate 3,383 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 6 turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

The project will have 6 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 235 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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About Nepal Electricity Authority

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is a power authority that generates, distributes, transmits and maintains power. The authority’s services include recommending to government of Nepal, policies in the power sector, long and short term plans, recommends, determines, and realizes tariff structure for electricity consumption with prior approval of Government of Nepal. It also provides arrangements for training and study so as to produce skilled manpower in generation, distribution, transmission, and other sectors. NEA constructs, plans, operates, and maintains power generation, transmission and distribution facilities across Nepal. The authority offers its services across Nepal. NEA is headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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