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November 26, 2021

West Seti, Nepal

By Carmen

West Seti is a 750MW hydro power project. It is planned on West Seti river/basin in Seti, Nepal. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 750 750 Permitting Seti, Nepal China Three Gorges; Nepal Electricity Authority


The project is being developed and currently owned by China Three Gorges and Nepal Electricity Authority. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 75% and 25% respectively.

West Seti is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project will be 259m. The project is expected to generate 3,636 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,600m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 187.5MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

About China Three Gorges

China Three Gorges Corp (CTG) subsidiary of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, formerly known as China Three Gorges Project Corp, is a renewable energy company which develops and operates hydropower generation plants. The company’s operations include hydropower project engineering, construction and management, electricity production, and provision of technical services. Its renewable energy business comprises construction, operation and development of solar and wind energy projects. The company develops hydropower projects of Yangtze River and its tributaries. It has operations throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa. CTG is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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.


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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