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January 4, 2022

Upper Modi, Nepal

By Carmen

Upper Modi is a 60.2MW hydro power project. It is planned on Modi Khola river/basin in Gandaki, Nepal. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 60.2 60.2 Permitting Gandaki, Nepal Modi Jalvidyut


The project is being developed and currently owned by Modi Jalvidyut.

Upper Modi is a run-of-river project. The project cost is expected to be around $124.5m.

Upper Modi (Phase-1-Upper Modi A) consists of 2 units of pelton turbines with 21MW nameplate capacity.

Upper Modi (Phase-2-Upper Modi) consists of 2 units of francis turbines with 9.1MW nameplate capacity.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) to be installed at the Upper Modi (Phase-1-Upper Modi A) site is 24 MVA.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) to be installed at the Upper Modi (Phase-2-Upper Modi) site is 10.59 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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