Lower Arun is a 669MW hydro power project. It is planned on Arun river/basin in Koshi, 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 2026 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2028. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is being developed by Investment Board Nepal and SJVN. The project is currently owned by SJVN with a stake of 100%.

Lower Arun is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project will be 216m and 213.3m respectively. The penstock length will be 580m. The penstock diameter will be 6.1m. The project is expected to generate 3,561 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 170MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2026. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2028.

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About SJVN

SJVN Limited (SJVN) generates and sells hydroelectric power. It also carries out the designing, examining, operating, planning, developing, executing and maintaining of hydroelectric power projects. The company also offers various construction and consultancy services for hydropower and road or railway tunnels. It also generates hydro, solar, wind and thermal power. The company operates hydroelectric power projects in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Nepal and Bhutan. SJVN is headquartered in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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